Hyderabad: Rapist dad gets 7 years of rigorous imprisonment

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Hyderabad: A criminal court here on Friday convicted a 55-year old man who had raped and impregnated his teenage daughter and sentenced him to seven years of rigorous imprisonment. The prosecution and investigation officials had submitted DNA test results to the court as proof.

As per the case, Omar Khan had raped his 15-year-old daughter for several months in 2005. “Scientific investigation has established the offence beyond reasonable doubt with the help of a DNA test and report,” said ACP Falaknuma Md. Tajuddin Ahmed. Judge B. Sai Kalyan Chakrava-rthi of AMSJ of Nampally court read out the sentence. The man had been charged with rape (IPC 376) and criminal intimidation (506).

“The rape occurred when the two were living in the same house. It went on for months and the girl got pregnant. Following a complaint from her mother, we registered a case. During the probe, a DNA test was done by FSL, and the results matched,” said the ACP.

Initially, the girl was afraid of telling her mother about her father’s deeds. “The man had threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone about this. Then she became pregnant. Then too, it took some time for the mother to come and lodge a complaint. Both had been intimidated by the man,” said another investigation official.

Omar Khan, a resident of Achi Reddy Nagar in Falaknuma, was doing petty jobs in the area. He was arrested after the case was registered. After medical examination, with nod from the girl and her mother, doctors had aborted the pregnancy. The victim now lives with her mother in the city.

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