Mumbai: In two separate instances that will put humanity and relationships to shame, two minor girls were raped by their very own relatives – one by her father while the other by her brother-in-law. In the first incident that happened in Andheri east, a 48-year-old man allegedly raped his eight-year-old daughter. The incident came to light when the girl’s mother noticed her crying, and upon enquiry she revealed about the sexual assault. She approached the MIDC police that arrested the alcoholic and unemployed man on charges of rape. In the second incident, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her brother-in-law. The victim had come from Uttar Pradesh to stay with her sister. Fed up with the sexual assault, the victim narrated her ordeal to her elder brother who contacted the poli-ce. According to the police, the accused had raped the victim on several occasions in the last six months. Both the accused have been arrested and have booked und-er Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, an officer from MIDC police station informed.

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