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Father arrested for molesting minor daughter


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MUMBAI: The Cuffe Parade police have arrested a 40-year-old father of a minor girl (16), whom he had been sexually exploiting since 2012. The accused is a taxi driver from South Mumbai. The matter came to light when the victim, studying in tenth grade, shared the incident with her friends and principal of the school where she is studying. Later the principal informed the police.

The police registered an FIR on Tuesday and arrested the accused father. He has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was produced before court that has sent him to police custody.