The sessions court convicted a father with rigorous imprisonment for ten years for raping his daughter.The girl, who dreaded living with her family, only stayed back to protect her younger sister from their father. The girl was forced to bear the sexual assault for eight years and even got pregnant once.The Dindoshi Sessions court presided over by judge VA Raut, passed the verdict in the matter in which the accused was not only convicted under section 376 IPC (rape) and section 23 of Juvenile Justice Act (assault of the child by its custodian), he has also been asked to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 as compensation.It was in May 2005, when the victim’s mother had passed away, and the girl, her younger sister and younger brother were residing with their biological father, Satyajit Chaudhari, 45, in Dahisar. After that her father started molesting her. The father continued his disgusting ways and raped his daughter at least twice a week.
In August 2011, the girl got pregnant and she informed about it to her father. He then got her pills and made sure the foetus was aborted. Tired of the continuous assault for almost eight years, the girl planned to run away in 2012 but the thought of her father raping her younger sister in her absence made her stay.She then spoke to a friend, who helped her with a NGO’s helpline number. It was only after the father’s arrest that the younger daughter revealed that she too had been sexually assaulted.
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