In yet another shocking incident of brutality against minors, the Madhya Pradesh police have arrested a man named Ramesh Deora from Neemuch for sexually assaulting his daughter for over more than 2 years. An SIT has been instituted and the investigations in the case is underway.
Madhya Pradesh: A man has been arrested for sexually assaulting his own 8-yr-old daughter on multiple occasions, in Neemuch. Police (in pic) says, “Girl was sent for medical exam & sexual assault was proven. Accused Ramesh Deora has been arrested. SIT formed, investigation is on” pic.twitter.com/KbGZy2SyRU
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The medical examination of the girl confirmed that she was indeed subjected to sexual assault. According to CSP Rakesh Mohan Shukla, the child helpline was informed that the resident of the scheme number 34 of the city routinely assaulted his daughter in a drunken state.
Childline counsellor talked to the girl who confirmed the assault committed by her father. The mother of the daughter had left them about 3 years back. Since then, the girl’s father, who worked as a labourer, sexually assaulted her routinely under the influence of alcohol.
About three years back, the wife of the accused absconded leaving her husband and their 4 children. One of the girls lived with her uncle while the other three kept living with their father Ramesh Deora. The 8-year-old victim had two younger siblings- brothers aged 6 and 3 years. According to the report, after the brothers fell asleep in the night, the father used to rape his 8-year-old daughter.
Fearing sexual abuse, on many occasions, the girl avoided being at her home and instead kept wandering on the streets for a day or two. However, when police interrogated the victim about the assault, she openly narrated her ordeal. An FIR has been registered against the accused under Section 376 of the IPC and the relevant sections of the POCSO Act.
The incidents of sexual assaults and murders, especially against the minors are steadily increasing. Recently, a similar incident of rape and murder was reported from the Pune city of Maharashtra. A 15-year-old teenage girl was allegedly raped and strangled to death in the Bhosari area of Pune by her step-father.