Mumbai: A 16-year-old girl in Mumbai has alleged that her father and elder brother raped her on multiple occasions over the last two years. Police arrested the father-son duo in connection with the case, the english reputed daily newspaper reported.

The matter came to light when the girl, a class 10 student, narrated her ordeal to her school teacher and principal. School authorities contacted an NGO, which counseled the girl to file a police complaint.

In her statement to the police, the survivor said that her 43-year-old father sexually abused her for the first time in January 2019 when he saw her sleeping alone. Her 20-year-old brother also molested her later that same month.

The survivor said she was afraid that her father and brother would sexually abuse her younger sister as well, which is why she decided to disclose her ordeal to her teacher.

Based on the girl’s complaint, a case was registered under relevant section of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act. Her father and brother were detained and confessed to the charges, following which they were placed under arrest.

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