Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Ayodhya Nagar police station staff have arrested a man on charges of raping his 16-year-old stepdaughter.
Investigating officer (IO) Yogita Jain told Free Press that the survivor’s mother had separated from her first husband 15 years back and had remarried. The woman has two daughters from her first husband.
In March 2023, second husband found her younger daughter alone at the house. He allegedly raped the girl and threatened her with dire consequences if she revealed the incident.
The girl used to stay quiet and did not reveal to her mother though she asked her several times. The accused violated the minor girl multiple times.
On Friday, when the survivor’s mother mounted pressure on her to open up, she narrated the ordeal to her. Her mother sought help from Childline and reported the matter to the police who arrested the accused immediately.