- A father raped his 13-year-old daughter after forcing her to watch porn
- The matter came to light after teen attended a school workshop on good touch and bad touch
- A brother-in-law raped his teen sister-in-law and got her pregnant in another case
A POCSO court has sentenced two men to 20 years in prison in connection with two separate incidents of rape in which the kids were sexually abused. POCSO refers to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act
In one case, the brother-in-law of a minor subject her to rape and got her pregnant while in another a father raped his minor daughter.
The first case
Kishor Revaliya, special prosecutor for the POCSO court in Surat district said that in 2019 a complaint was filed with the Randher police station where a wife had filed a complaint against her husband. The husband identified as Ramesh Jaiser had been raping his 13-year-old daughter for two years.
The complaint stated that Ramesh showed porn clips to his daughter on his mobile and would force her to have sex with him. He threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the happenings.
Incidentally, the matter came to light when an awareness programme on sexual exploitation was conducted for school students. In it, the students were taught about good touch and bad touch. It was only after the teen learned about it that she told her teacher about what her father had been doing to her.
The teacher got in touch with Childline an NGO that works for children and they also informed her mother who then filed a complaint against her husband. After a trial that lasted a year, the sessions judge sentenced the father to 20 years in prison.
The second case
In the second case a complaint was filed with the Khatodar police station where a woman said that of her six children, a girl child had been unwell for some time now.
The 14-year-old had stopped menstruating and the mother took her to SMIMER hospital where it emerged that she was pregnant. When she was questioned, the teen informed her mother that her brother-in-law Dablusingh, (the husband of her elder sister) had been raping her for over a year now.
He first raped her when the child was alone at home.
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