Man held for sedating teenage daughter during dinners, raping her


MUMBAI, March 30, 2019: An 18-year-old girl from Mira Road was allegedly sedated and sexually abused by her 62-year-old father at their home over the past few months.

The accused was arrested after an NGO helped the girl lodge a police complaint. The college student alleged in her complaint that her father had been mixing sedatives in her dinner and raping her at night after she used to pass out.

The girl has said she stays with her father, stepmother and two younger siblings (one of the siblings is her step-mother's child with her father).

The girl told police that since few months she was waking up feeling nauseous and realizing that she had dozed off quickly post-dinner. Soon after dinner, her father would insist that she go to her bedroom. Suspecting that her food was being spiked, on Wednesday night, she opted to have dinner in her bedroom. Her father served her the food there but when he left the room, she dumped it and left the plate in the kitchen sink. She then went to her room and pretended to fall asleep.

She said she was shocked to see her father entering her bedroom and molesting her. She tried to raise an alarm and alert her stepmother and siblings in the other bedroom, but the father allegedly gagged her, slapped her and threatened her. He then left the room, threatening to return the next day.

The girl took to social media and narrated her ordeal to a friend, who contacted the NGO, which helped her file a case against her father who works with a private firm. Her father divorced her mother some years ago and she and her younger sibling had been staying with him after he remarried.

Source: TOI