The incident came to light after the minor girl's mother filed a police complaint.

Bengaluru man allegedly raped minor daughter for 2 yrs absconds as wife goes to cops
news Child Sexual Abuse Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 14:55

In a horrifying case of child sexual abuse in Bengaluru, a man has been accused of sexually assaulting his minor daughter for two years. The incident came to light after the minor girl’s mother filed a complaint with the police a fortnight ago.

According to the police, Amir*, a 45-year-old old auto driver, allegedly raped his daughter for two years and threatened to kill her if she spoke about it to anyone. “The abuse began two years ago when the survivor was only 14 years old. Amir is an auto driver and his wife Shifa* is a domestic worker. Sometime in 2016, after the girl reached puberty, the abuse began,” the Banashankari Police said.

The complaint filed by Shifa said that Amir raped her daughter Ayesha* in 2016 one day after she returned from school, the police said. When Ayesha questioned her father and told him that she would inform her mother, Amir allegedly threatened to kill her. According to the police, the father raped the child claiming that he was teaching her how to prepare for her married life.

“When the survivor’s mother went to work, Amir would sexually abuse the girl. However, about 17 days ago, the girl finally told her mother about the sexual abuse and they decided to take him to task,” the police said.

Shifa allegedly told Amir that she would be late from work. Meanwhile Ayesha returned home after school. “The accused once again tried to sexually abuse his daughter and her mother walked into the house at that very moment and caught him in the act. She then took Ayesha and went straight to the RT Nagar Police,” a senior police official said.

An FIR has been registered at the Banashankari Police Station under sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offenses punishable with life imprisonment). Amir has also been booked under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.

“When the girl and her mother went to the police, Amir knew he would be put behind bars so he has absconded. The Banashankari Police are tracking him down,” the senior police official added.

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