Imphal: In a horrifying incident, a father allegedly raped his own daughter in Thoubal district sending shock waves across the State. Police have arrested the accused father. The rape victim is undergoing treatment in critical condition at Shija Hospital and Research Institute, Langol after she consumed poison on July 31. Both her kidneys are reported to have failed.
On hearing the news, irate locals of Thoubal Wangmataba Mayai Leikai vandalised the house of the accused. Women Police Station, Thoubal has registered a case under POCSO Act, 2012 and investigation is on. The accused is reportedly serving as a driver of Manipur Police Department. He was remanded to police custody for 10 days after being produced before the JMIC Thoubal on Friday.
Meanwhile, JMIC Thoubal along with Childline, Thoubal, District Child Protection Unit, and women police collected statements of the victim as a procedure.
According to a source, the accused was arrested on Thursday under POCSO Act, 2012 based on a compliant filed by Childline Thoubal that the accused has raped his own daughter on various occasions since 2016 under duress and intimidation.
The source further said that the victim girl stayed at her mother’s house after her mother got divorced with her father. However, she was compelled to stay with her father after the accused filed a case in the court in 2014. Her mother got married to another man and her father also married to another woman. Unable to tolerate intense domestic violence, the second wife too stayed at her maternal home for a long time but came back only recently.
According to Childline Thoubal officials, one unknown person called up Childline no.1098 on Thursday saying that one girl has been hospitalized after consuming poison. The team rushed to the spot and took the statement of the victim. The victim revealed that her father raped her since 2016 under intimidation.
The girl narrated the shocking ordeal to her grandmother and her close friends. She wrote about such incidents in her diary. Her father discontinued sexual harassment when one aunt of the girl stayed at the house in 2020 but continued physical and mental harassment.
Recently, when she requested her father that she would like to stay in the boarding school like her friends, the latter refused. Unable to bear the mental trauma, she attempted to commit suicide by consuming pesticide on July 31 evening at about 5.30 PM.