Close on the heels of the news that a youth had arranged the rape and murder of his mother in Ranga Reddy district last week comes another shocker from the area: A middle-aged man was recently arrested for raping his teenage daughter.
K Narsimhlu, 45, who is believed to be unemployed, allegedly raped his 13-year-old daughter repeatedly when his wife, K Santhamma, who is the sole breadwinner of the family, was away. The family lives in Dharur in Ranga Reddy district.
According to deputy superintendent of police, Vikarabad, K Chaudeshwari, the couple has four children; three daughters and a son. Narsimhlu is reportedly an alcoholic with no job, while his wife works as a maid to support the family. Two weeks ago, Santhamma had to go to her village for some urgent work, and left the children in the care of their father.
When Santhamma returned, her second daughter told her that her father had sexually assaulted her for four days. She kept mum so far because he had threatened to kill her if she told anybody about the incidents. Santhamma took the teenaged girl to the police station and filed a complaint against her husband.
The police have arrested Narsimhlu and the teenager has been asked to undergo a medical test.
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