New Delhi: A man was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a Delhi court for raping his 12-year-old daughter.
Additional Sessions Judge M C Gupta, who is presiding over a fast track court set up to deal with cases of sexual offences against women, held the 36-year-old Shahbad Dairy resident guilty of raping his daughter and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him.
According to the prosecution, the accused had raped his daughter repeatedly for 22 days in 2011 in his house.
It said that the girl, who was living with her maternal grandparents, had come to her parents` house in September 2011 during holidays.
On the night of September 27, 2011, when her mother was not at home and she was sleeping with her three younger siblings, her father came and raped her, it said.
The police said he had raped her repeatedly till October 18, 2011.
When the victim went to the house of her maternal grandparents, she told them about the incident and a case was lodged and accused was arrested.
Prosecutor S C Sroai said that seeing the gravity of the offence, the convict who had raped his minor daughter be given severe punishment to deter him from committing same offence in future and no leniency be shown to him.
The court also turned down leniency plea of the convict who had sought the relief on the ground that he is sole bread earner in the family and was not involved in any other case.