Man jailed for 8 years for raping minor daughter

Court dismisses claim that he is 70 years old, impotent

A man has been sentenced to eight-year imprisonment by a court here for repeatedly raping his minor daughter last year.

Additional sessions judge Sanjay Garg held Delhi resident Man Singh Thapa guilty of raping his 12-year-old daughter. The court dismissed his claim that he was 70 years old and could not have committed the offence as he had turned impotent.

It said as per medical records he was 55-year-old and not an impotent. “It is a case of incest as the girl is real daughter of the convict. He had raped her a number of times as and when he wished.”

According to prosecution, the girl with the help of her sister had approached police in 2011 alleging that her father used to rape her. And on resisting, he would beat her.

It said the girl’s mother had died five years ago, since then she was living with her sister and father, who was in the profession of white washing. The girl said that Thapa was in a habit of consuming alcohol daily and thereafter he would rape her.

Thapa said he was implicated in the case by his daughter as she wanted to marry a boy, belonging to a different religion, and he was against it.

“The statements of the girl and her sister are consistent regarding their allegations against the accused and I find no reason to disbelieve their statements,” the judge said.

The court said it is difficult to believe that the girl and her sister, who are just 12 and 10 years old, could make such allegation against their biological father.

It ordered that the girl be suitably compensated by Delhi victims compensation scheme. “The copy of this order be sent to the secretary of Delhi legal service authority, east Delhi district for awarding suitable compensation to her.”

5 fast track courts by Jan 3

Five special fast track courts to deal with cases of sexual assault on women will be set up in the city by January 3, said Dikshit on Friday, reports PTI.

She had last week requested Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Darmar Murugesan to
immediately make functional five fast track courts.

Later, the Registrar General of the HC sent a communication to the city government informing that the recommendation for setting up the fast track courts has been accepted.

“The courts will be operationalised by January 3 next year,” Dikshit said.
Senior officials said the city government will provide all necessary resources for effective functioning of the courts.

The Delhi cabinet in October had approved the proposal to set up the courts. Dikshit had suggested to Justice Murugesan that bail should not be given to those involved in heinous crime against women.

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