The police on Saturday arrested a senior Deputy Collector posted in Patna for allegedly raping his 14-year-old daughter. A case was filed under Section 376 (punishment for rape) based on the girl’s complaint, who studies in a city school.

According to the statement, the official, who has denied the charge, was sexually assaulting his daughter for the past two months, but she could not muster the courage to speak out.

The mother, however, discovered the truth and lodged a complaint, Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj told The Hindu . He added that preliminary medical reports “did not deny” the possibility of rape.

The accused was produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramakant Yadav who sent him to 14 days judicial custody.

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