Father gets life term for raping minor daughter

September 30th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) A court here Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to a handicapped man for repeatedly raping his minor daughter at their west Delhi home two years ago.Terming the crime heinous, the court also fined Ram Dhawan Rs.6,000.

The case dates back to Sep 1, 2005 when Dhawan raped his daughter while his wife was away.

On Sep 28, when the mother came home, the daughter told her that she had been repeatedly abused.

The mother took the daughter to the police station where a case was registered after a medical check confirmed rape.

“A father who is responsible for the welfare of the daughter has done such a serious and heinous crime that he has maligned the pious relationship between the two,” said the judge in his order.

Although Dhawan pleaded that he should be released on probation because he is handicapped, the court turned down his plea.

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