Mumbai, 30th November 2022: A special court in Mumbai sentenced a 41-year-old man to 20 years in prison for repeatedly raping and impregnating his 16-year-old stepdaughter since 2019, based on a DNA test report.
The judge, in his order, noted that the DNA report clearly shows that the accused is the biological father of the girl’s child. The judge said it is very sad that a stepfather has committed a heinous crime by doing this to his minor daughter. The court also said that the victim and her mother have turned hostile, but it does not mean that the case registered has been dismissed.
According to the prosecution, the accused had been raping the girl since October 2019. In June 2020, the girl informed her mother about the crime, following which a complaint was lodged with the police. When the medical examination was conducted by the police, it was found that the victim was pregnant. After the case was registered, the victim’s pregnancy was terminated, but during the hearing, the victim and her mother turned hostile.
The court said in its judgment that the victim and her mother stated in their statement before the court that the accused was the only earning member in their family, so they want to forgive him and withdraw the case and bring the accused out of jail. The court said that the statement given by the victim proves that she is under emotional pressure from her mother and hence she has denied the allegations. The judge has said that the DNA test has proved that the accused and the victim were the biological parents of the foetus.