Tribal man held for impregnating 13-year-old daughter

Jun 10, 2017

MYSURU: A 35-year-old tribal man has been arrested for allegedly impregnating his 13-year-old daughter in rural Hunsur.

The incident came to light after government-run Cheluvamba hospital authorities had tipped-off police about it. The man had admitted his daughter to the hospital for delivery but the hospital staff suspected her age and cross-examined only to discover the gory tale.
 The girl has told police that her father once came home in inebriated state and abused her, a year ago. Since then he continued the crime. She is now under the care of Women and Child Development Department and has been sheltered at government home for girls.
The incident came to light after hospital informed police on Thursday. Immediately, Hunsur rural police booked a case and arrested him. The girl has delivered a baby boy.
Hunsur police inspector Dharmendra who confirmed the incident said 13-year-old girl’s father, 35, has been arrested soon after information.