An Indian father has been jailed for life for gang-raping his nine-year-old daughter. The man got the girl drunk and attacked her with a friend in India.
Sentencing the pair at a court in Delhi, Judge Gautam Manan said: ‘Children are entitled to expect the best from their parents, in terms of care and parental love, that they can possibly receive.
A complaint was initially lodged by the victim’s mother against her husband and his accomplice in May 2012, it was reported by The Press Trust of India.
The judge said the ‘accused, despite being the father of the victim, has not only sexually assaulted her but also allowed another boy to sexually abuse his daughter.’
The father, who has not been named, and his accomplice, Akash, 20, were also fined Rs 5,000 (£50) each and ordered to pay the victim Rs 100,000 (£970) in compensation. ‘The concept of welfare and well-being of children is basic for any civilised society and this has a direct bearing on the state of health and well-being of the entire community, its growth and development,’ the court said. The pair were convicted based on testimony from the victim and a medical report which showed she had been raped. ‘In the present case, the victim has been consistent on the material particulars with regard to the incident of sexual assault on her,’ the report said.
Source – citifm