A 13 year old girl was raped by her 45 year old step-father after her mother called up the Chandigarh Childline – 1098 on Tuesday.
The accused is a resident of Govindpura in Manimajra and works in a furniture shop in the area.
The victim is in Class-7 student, and confided in her mother that the accused had been sexually abusing her. “The victim said the accused used to call her to the godown where he works and raped her for four months.
The accused had been married to her mother,” said childline director Col Ravi Bedi.
The childline team then approached the police and filed an FIR. The accused was immediately arrested. Medical exams were conducted at the Manimajra civil hospital and her statement was also recorded in accordance, after which the girl was handed over to the mother.
A case of rape under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered at the Manimajra police station.