Goa: Uncle arrested for raping niece

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 24, 2012 20:15 hrs

A 49-year-old man has been arrested on charges of raping his underage niece in Kalapur village, on the outskirts of Panaji, since mid-November 2011.

The grotesque incident came to light when the 15-year-old victim's school friend informed the Agassaim police Saturday morning.

An FIR under section 506 IPC for threatening to kill and section 8 (2) (grave sexual assault) of Goa Children's Act 2003 has been registered taking cognizance of a complaint lodged by Micahel Fernandes, Chairman of the Trust, which funds the school in which the girl studies.

The case was subsequently transferred to Old Goa police station as the incident happened within the jurisdiction of Old Goa.

Police informed that the accused, whose name has been kept secret as it will in turn disclose the identity of the victim, had also threatened to kill her if she reported the incident to anybody.

(Reporting by John Edwards)

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