Nagpur: In a landmark verdict, Judge of District Court Justice G Rathi had awarded ten years of rigorous imprisonment to the father who had raped his own daughter repeatedly and caused her to become pregnant.
Judge of District Court Justice G Rathi had not only awarded ten years of rigorous imprisonment to the accused father Salim Ansari but also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him.
On August 28, 2014, the mother of the victim (daughter) had lodged a complaint in Jaripatka Police Station that her husband and the father of the victim had raped her daughter. Later the victim and the neighbours too had registered their testimonies in the Jaripatka Police Station. According to the complaint lodged in the Police Station, the accused father Salim Ansari had been raping his daughter from March 2014.
However, when the case came up for hearing, all the witnesses including the victim, the mother of the victim and the neighbours had turned hostile. However, once the offence came to fore, the court resorted to Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Test.
On October 24, 2014, the victim delivered a baby girl. The learned court ordered a DNA Test to be carried out to ascertain the parentage of the child. The father, victim daughter and the daughter’s daughter were subjected to DNA Test.
The report of the DNA test revealed that the accused was in fact the father of the daughter born to his daughter.
After the witnesses turned hostile, the court kept the case on board and finally on November 23, 2016, the learned Judge of District Court Justice G Rathi delivered the verdict awarding ten years rigorous imprisonment on the basis of the DNA report. Senior Advocate Jyoti Wadhwani appeared for the government.