A fast track court exclusively trying cases of rape has sentenced a man to ten years in jail for raping his minor daughter in 2011.

Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) T. R. Naval awarded the jail term to the man relying on statements of the victim and her brother who was an eyewitness in the case.

“While considering and analysing the entire prosecution evidence, this court has come to the conclusion that all the oral and scientific evidence has proved that the accused committed sexual intercourse with the prosecutrix forcibly against her will. Therefore, it is bounden duty of this court to hold the accused guilty and convict him,” Mr. Naval said.

On November 25, 2011, the mother of the 14-year-old victim had lodged a complaint saying her minor daughter was missing from her house since November 25. The girl was found two days later. On being quizzed, the girl revealed that she was raped by her father when her mother had gone to Kolkata and after that she went to stay at the home of a friend.

During the trial, the man had claimed that he was implicated in the case by his wife and daughter as they were indulging in “illicit activities” and he had objected to it but the court ruled that they had no reason to falsely implicate him.