TIKAPUR, July 19: Area Police Office (APO), Tikapur has arrested a man alleging him of impregnating his own granddaughter.
A fifty-two-year old man of Shaktinagar was booked after being accused of getting his thirteen-year-old granddaughter pregnant. After a medical check-up, it was found that the girl was carrying a baby.
The accused had reportedly raped the girl about a year ago for the first time. Since then, he has been continuously forcing his granddaughter for sexual intercourse in the absence of other members in the house, the victim had reported to the police.
Police said that the man had been threatening her to get his desires fulfilled. Parents of the victim had been working in Kathmandu as laborers.
As per the statement of the victim, she was compelled to tolerate everything as she feared for her life. Villagers suspected that she was pregnant after they noticed her swollen belly. They immediately informed the mother of the victim who later took her to a local hospital for check-up.
The girl broke her silence when the doctors informed the mother about her pregnancy. Later, the victim's mother filed a complaint at the police station, informed police inspector Pushkar Chand of the APO. He further informed that the girl is under the protection of a non- governmental organization, CWIN. According to the police, the culprit will be charged for rape and incest.