"She left the three-year-old with her father."
An Indian man from Uttar Pradesh, aged 25, was arrested on Friday, November 30, 2018, after being accused of raping his three-year-old daughter. He later admitted to the crime.
The unnamed man was caught in Gurgaon, a month after committing the crime as he went on the run in a bid to evade police.
The incident took place on the night of October 28, 2018, when he had got into an argument with his wife.
He was intoxicated and reportedly the argument had escalated as he began hitting his wife.
This led to the woman leaving their home to protect herself and went to a relative’s house in the neighbourhood, taking her youngest daughter with her.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Shamsher Singh said: “Following the fight, the woman went to her relative’s home with her youngest daughter, a one-year-old.
“She left the three-year-old with her father.”
Upon realising that he was left alone with his daughter, he went to her room where she was sleeping and raped her.
After committing the horrific act, he fled the scene.
The woman came to know about her husband’s actions when she returned the next morning.
She found her daughter unconscious and bleeding from her private parts.
The young girl was taken to a local hospital where doctors confirmed she had been sexually assaulted after a medical checkup.
The mother-of-two immediately reported it to the police who registered a case against the man
Upon hearing the reason for the girl’s injuries, the woman was shocked.
She said: “When doctors told me what had happened, I was shocked.”
The young girl was referred to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital due to her critical condition.
Singh added: “The girl was taken to a hospital. Doctors of the hospital confirmed sexual assault after a medical checkup.
“The survivor’s condition was critical and hence, she was referred to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital.”
In the morning of Friday, November 30, 2018, the man was arrested at his place of work, where he is a driver.
When questioned by police regarding the allegations, the man denied raping his daughter.
He later admitted to the crime he had committed and police booked him under the child sexual abuse laws.
Inspector Yashwant Yadav said: “The accused, who works as a driver, initially denied the allegations but later confessed.”
Singh concluded: “He has been booked under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.”