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Mar 01, 2013 at 05:53pm IST

Maharashtra: 40-year-old arrested for allegedly raping his minor daughters

Nagpur: A man has been arrested for allegedly raping his two minor daughters in the city, police said on Friday. The 40-year-old man, a history-sheeter from Madhya Pradesh who had settled in a north-west city locality sometime back, raped his 16-year-old daughter in July, 2012 and later sexually assaulted the other 14-year-old girl, police said.

The girls' mother had left the accused following which he had married another woman. The girls confided in their stepmother that their father used to rape them at knife-point, police said. On Thursday, the girls, accompanied by their stepmother, lodged a complaint with Koradi Police who later arrested the accused.

Offences under relevant sections of IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 have been registered against the accused, police added.

Maharashtra: Man arrested for raping his minor daughters

The girls, who were accompanied to the police station by their stepmother, claimed that their father raped them at knife-point.