Mumbai: A 14-year-old girl was raped by her own 27-year-old brother in the Milind Nagar area of Bhandup, west on August 4. The issue came to light on Sunday when the girl told the accused’s wife about the rape.

Santosh Ingle is married since the last five years. His wife however left him a couple of years back. “He is a labourer and does odd jobs. He is known to be a drunkard and a drug addict,” said the Senior Police Inspector of Bhandup Police station, Sanjay Basot. The alleged rape took place on August 4, when Ingle and the child were home alone and the accused forced himself upon her and threatened her not to tell anyone. She told her sister-in-law when visited her on Sunday and her brother wasn’t around. “It could be that he raped the girl under the influence of drugs. He was arrested on Monday night. His interrogation is on currently,” Basot said.

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