Techie booked for sexually abusing 6-year-old daughter

The engineer’s estranged wife had filed a private complaint with the 55th City Civil and Sessions Court, which directed the police to take up the case as the accused lived with his daughter in Kengeri. Reuters Image for Representation

A software engineer residing in Kengeri has been booked under the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for sexually abusing his six-year-old daughter.

The engineer’s estranged wife had filed a private complaint with the 55th City Civil and Sessions Court, which directed the police to take up the case as the accused lived with his daughter in Kengeri.

The police said the couple got married in 2006 and had two daughters, aged six and one. The family moved to Sweden on an on-site assignment. The couple had differences and decided to apply for divorce on mutual consent. The Swedish court gave the custody of the six-year-old daughter to the father and the one-year-old to the mother.

The estranged family returned to India after the end of the Swedish assignment. While the mother went to live in Patna with her younger daughter, the father resided in West Bengaluru with the older child. The mother visited the older daughter as per the visitation rights allowed by the Swedish court.

She stated in her complaint that she visited her daughter at Oasis mall in Koramangala as usual on April 17, 2016, and her daughter complained that her father sexually abused her while giving her a bath. The mother also mentioned that her husband touched the girl in her private parts, making her uncomfortable.

Her PCR with the court was directed to the police commissioner’s office, which asked the Kengeri police to take up the case.

Since the incident happened in 2016 and the woman resides in Patna, the police could not get many clues about the man from his estranged wife.

“The father continues to reside with the daughter in the city. The case rests on the daughter’s police statement,” said an officer. Investigations are on.

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