A court here has sentenced a rickshaw puller to eight years in prison for committing rape on his ten-year-old daughter stating that he had “abused the pious relation of daughter and father”.

Abused several times

Additional Sessions Judge Sanjay Garg held Mandawali resident Raju guilty of sexually abusing his daughter multiple times from January to April in 2011 when his wife was not at home. “It is not a case of an isolated incident, rather, the convict sexually abused his daughter as and when he got the opportunity,” Mr. Garg wrote in the order on sentence.

The judge also took note of the emotional trauma that the mother underwent before making the complaint to the police.