Belthangady, Dec 10, 2014 : Belthangady Police have arrested a person named Raja (32) who hails from Kollegala on the charges of continuously raping his own daughter as well as a step-daughter since the past two years.
The arrest was made after the victims lodged a complaint with the police on December 9, Tuesday. The accused Raja who resided near the Nethravathi bathing ghat here is a labourer and is now facing the charges of sexually assaulting not only his 14 year old step daughter but also his own daughter who is ten years old.
It is learnt, the 14 year old girl was the daughter of the first husband of Raja’s wife Manjula. Eight years ago, Raja who took up the responsibility of taking care of her, instead began to sexually assault her continuously. He followed suit even in case of his own daughter. It is learnt, Manjula never paid heed to her daughters’ pleas and Raja it is learnt used to threaten his daughters even kept a big stone ready to attack them.
Finally, finding no other way, the girls had lodged a complaint and now the accused is cooling his heels behind bars.