Man sexually assaults daughter

Man sexually assaults daughter

A 42-year-old man was arrested in north Delhi for allegedly sexually assaulting his minor daughter three days ago, police said today.

The incident was reported from Burari on January three and the father of the victim was arrested the same day.

The accused, who is living separately due to marital problems, molested the victim and then attempted to sexually assault her.

According to the complaint, the man stripped his daughter and then tried to sexually assault her. The girl screamed and her mother rushed to the spot from the neighbourhood.

The mother then approached police who registered a case under section 377 (unnatural offences) of IPC and and section 4/8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). He was subsequently arrested.

The accused has strained relations with his wife, who has filed a divorce plea.