A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father in Palghar district of Maharashtra for three years, The accused, 38, a resident of Pasthal village in Palghar was arrested after a complaint from his wife was lodged.
Police said that the accused lived with his second wife and the victim, daughter from his first wife.
Sarjerao Kumbhar, inspector of Tarapur police station said, “the accused and his first wife got separated years back and their daughter was living with him.”
He added that “the accused sexually assaulted his daughter on multiple occasions since 2015. He used to threaten the victim against disclosing it to anyone.”
The victim shared her distress with her step-mother, who lodged a complaint against the accused following which he was arrested.