Guntur: A 41-year-old man was arrested on January 6 for allegedly sexually assaulting his daughter. Following the assault, the daughter had committed suicide in 2017.

The accused Mahankali Nagaraju was absconding since 2017. Nagaraju raped his 17-year-old daughter on March 22, 2017, when his wife was not home.

According to reports, when the wife came to know about the incident, unable to bear the shame and sorrow, she also ended her life.

Meanwhile, the accused filed a police case alleging someone raped his daughter. During the inquiry, the police suspected his involvement hence he fled from Guntur.

Regarding this, superintendent of police (SP) PHD Ramakrishna directed the police officers to arrest the accused as he was absconding ever since the incident took place. Hence, the police formed teams and nabbed Nagaraju at Budampadu near Guntur.

In a similar incident, an Uttar Pradesh man has been booked for allegedly raping his daughters (21-year-old and minor). The incident came to light after the elder daughter approached the police.

21-year-old elder daughter got pregnant several times, but her mother gave her contraceptives. The girl, who lives in Chinhat on the outskirts of Lucknow, told the police that she had reconciled to fate, but when her father started sexually abusing her younger sister; she mustered the courage and approached the police.