Man arrested for impregnating minor daughter during lockdown
A man from Meghalaya was arrested for impregnating his 14-year-old daughter. The girl is now under the care of an NGO
Just a few days after the incident in Mumbai where a mother struck a deal of Rs 1.2 lakh to sell her daughter, another crime against a minor was reported. Meghalaya reported a case where a minor girl was impregnated by her father.
The incident occurred in Garo Hills in Meghalaya and the accused is said to be the girl's stepfather.
It is reported that the victim lived with her stepfather in March when the lockdown was imposed. It was during the lockdown that the man took advantage and allegedly raped his daughter several times.
The incident came to light after an NGO got to know about the case. Upon the intervention of the NGO, an FIR was lodged on August 25.
The NGO Mothers’ Union of Williamnagar along with two other NGOs, FKJGP and AHAM are caring for the pregnant minor.
A case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and other Sections of the IPC have been filed against the accused stepfather and he was arrested.