BANGALORE: Byatarayanapura police on Thursday arrested a 45-year-old autorickshaw driver for allegedly raping his minor daughter. She delivered a baby boy on Thursday and in her police statement, she named her father as the culprit.
The duo was sent for medical tests in the evening and the mother and child were shifted to an undisclosed location, police said. The auto driver is a father of three kids, including a son, and the victim is his second daughter.
According to police, the accused raped his daughter when his wife went out for work. “The victim had discontinued her studies and stayed at home. The mother said she had no idea of what was going on at home in her absence,” police said.
The victim told police: “My father threatened to beat my mother and the other children if I told anyone about it.”
The mother saw the physical change in her daughter and took her to a doctor a few months ago. “Initially they said it was a case of gastric complaint. By the time doctors’ came up with the right diagnosis, she was more than five months pregnant and abortion was not possible,” a family member told police.