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Man arrested for raping daughter for years


Bhubaneswar : A man in Orissa’s Bhadrak district has been arrested for allegedly raping his daughter for over a decade and forcing her to undergo several abortions over the years, police said Monday.

Bishnumohan Panda, a 58-year-old resident of Rajgurupur village, was arrested after his daughter complained to the police Saturday with the help of villagers, said Damodar Mohapatra, in charge of the police station in the village.

The 32-year-old victim, who is now married and has two children, alleged that her father first sexually exploited her when she was studying in Class 9 and continued to do so for years, threatening her with dire consequences if she complained to anyone.

“Though my father later married me off to a poor man, he wanted my husband and me to stay at his home so that he could exploit me further,” the victims said in her complaint.

“She also alleged that she was forced to undergo many abortions by her father in the past,” Mohapatra told IANS.

“We have arrested her father and are investigating the matter further,” he said.

Bhadrak is 140 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.