A 52-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his married daughter for the past one year. The incident came to light when the 19-year-old woman gathered courage on Tuesday and lodged a complaint at the Vishrantwadi police station.
The woman was staying with her parents since her in-laws were allegedly harassing her. According to the statement given by the victim, her father allegedly raped her whenever she was alone at home.
The woman has three younger siblings. The family is economically not well-off as the father is unemployed. Earlier, the woman was reluctant to lodge a complaint on earlier occasions considering the future of her siblings. The medical tests of the woman are on.
In another incident, a 25-year-old woman was raped by her 50-year-old relative on several occasions. On the pretext of helping her to find a hostel accommodation in the city, the relative, named as Dube by the woman, took her to a hotel in the Deccan area and offered her a glass of cold drink laced with sedatives and raped her. He continued doing this on several other occasions and threatened the woman. On one such occasion, the man allegedly raped the woman in his nephew's car. Dube is a resident of Kolhapur. Deccan police are still trying to find him.