The girl accused her father of raping her.
An unnamed man, aged 35, from Vellimedu, Tamil Nadu, was arrested on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, after he allegedly raped his daughter.
The Indian father was arrested when doctors discovered his 13-year-old daughter became pregnant.
The incident first came to light when the victim complained to her mother that she had stomach pains. She was later taken to a hospital in Tamil Nadu.
When she was checked, doctors found that she was pregnant. The girl then informed her mother of the sexual abuse at the hands of her father.
The girl’s mother told doctors about her daughter’s accusations. Doctors then informed the police about the incident. They then arrested the suspects.
According to the teenager, her father first raped her during the summer of 2018.
Since then, the victim has alleged that her father has raped her on numerous occasions.
Based on the complaint by the doctors and the victim, police officers arrested and booked the suspect under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
In another horrific incident which also happened in Tamil Nadu, a 42-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted his stepdaughter.
The 15-year-old girl ran away with her younger sister in a bid to escape. She then contacted childline.
Childline got in contact with the police and the suspect was arrested.
According to the victim’s statement, she lived with her mother, sister and stepfather after her actual father died a few years ago.
Within a few months of living together, the suspect had begun sexually assaulting the victim. Police identified the accused as S Muthuraj.
He was a resident of Karunanithi Nagar at Saibaba Kovil.
The mother attempted to leave Muthuraj’s house learning about the sexual abuse but he persuaded her to stay.
He continued to sexually abuse the teenager but she was able to escape and took a bus to the city centre with her eight-year-old sister.
Once she reached her destination, the girl contacted Childline.
The victim got to know about Childline from a school seminar she attended and was able to contact them on 1098, the helpline number.
Officials came to her rescue and the victim and her sister were put in a home under the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).
Police filed a case under Section 7 of the Indian Penal Code and under POCSO. Muthuraj was arrested and remains in judicial custody.