New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday sentenced a 54-year-old man to a ten years rigorous imprisonment for having repeatedly raped his minor daughter over a nine-year period.

Additional Sessions Judge S. P. Garg also fined accused Ashok Kumar Rs 500, holding that he was mature enough to understand the consequences of his own acts targeted at his own daughter, and deserved no leniency.

The case was registered on January 21, 2004, on a statement made by the victim, who claimed she had been sexually exploited by her father since she was six years old.

According to the prosecution, the night before the complaint was made, the convict came home drunk. He then had a fight with his family, and retired for the evening. But at around midnight, he entered the victim's room and sexually assaulted her.