The accused had made advances towards her in the past as well

A 57-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to rape his married daughter in Thiruvananthapuram.

Poonthura police have registered case against the man following the complaint by his daughter. The incident reportedly happened on Sunday night 9 pm. According to the complaint by the woman, her father tried to rape her and though she was physically hurt in the bid she managed to escape.

The woman who lost her mother some time ago had her husband, son and brother living with her. When the incident happened they were not at home.

The Times of India reports that the accused had made advances towards her in the past as well, which she had not revealed. The woman suffered a concussion following the attack on Sunday night, following which she filed a police complaint.

“However, as per new amendments in laws related to rape, even such attempts are treated as rape,“ Poonthura circle inspector U H Sunil Das told ToI.

The accused will be produced before court on Tuesday morning.