Man sentenced to life till death for raping minor daughter

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Hyderabad, Apr 7 (PTI)A Hyderabad court on Wednesday awarded life sentencetill death to a man for raping his 17-year-old daughterin 2017.

JudgeB Suresh of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge (MSJ) Courtat LB Nagar, found the accused, guilty under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and IPC and sentenced him to undergo lifeimprisonment until death.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000, a release fromCyberabad Police Commissionerate said.

The girlwas staying with her father after the death of her mother and following herelder sister's marriage, the release said.

In October 2017, the girl filed acomplaint with police stating that over a 10-month period her father used to come home drunk at night and sexually assault her besides threatening her that if she disclosed it to anyone, he would send her out from his house.

Consequently, she informed her father that she was not getting menstrual periods following which he took her to a hospital where a doctor after examination said she was pregnant.

Her father gave her some tablets and got the pregnancy aborted.

On the occasion of Diwali festival, the girl went to her aunt's house at Warangal and narrated her ordeal.

A case was registered and the man was subsequently arrested. PTI VVK BN BN