A 42-year-old man was arrested by the Cuffe Parade police on Thursday after his 17-year-old daughter complained that he raped her for eight years. The police have booked the accused under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code and the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. The victim is his daughter from his first wife. Preliminary medical reports confirmed rape.

According to zonal Deputy Commissioner of Police Ravindra Shisve, the victim has said in her statement that she was repeatedly raped by the accused since she was nine-years-old. “Just last month, he brought her and kept her in a separate room in Colaba. Last evening, when he came back home, he demanded that she provide him physical pleasure. When she resisted, he started beating her up. The commotion attracted the attention of the neighbours. When she told them what he wanted from her, they called the police,” Mr. Shisve said.