In a shocking incident, a 24-year old man named Afsar Latif Sheikh has been arrested by the Maharashtra police for sexually assaulting and raping his 10-year-old girl. This incident occurred in the Ahmed Nagar district in Maharashtra. Afsar Latif Sheikh’s mother has also been charged in this case but is yet to be arrested.
Afsar allegedly raped the minor girl on the terrace of his house. Sheikh had attempted to rape the girl three days ago but his attempt failed and he let the minor go after Sheikh’s mother heard the girl’s cry and followed them to the terrace. While Sheikh escaped his mother told the minor not to reveal this incident to anyone.
Three days after the first failed attempt, Sheikh again raped the girl after beating and threatening her.
Few days after the incident, the minor started complaining about abdominal pains and that is when the girl’s mother came to know about the rape incident. Soon, the minor’s mother filed a complaint in the evening against Afsar Latif Sheikh and he was arrested thereafter.
The police officer stated that Sheikh had been arrested and charged with rape under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. Sheikh has also been charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and has been remanded till 24th September.
Sheikh’s mother who could have easily avoided this rape but didn’t do so, she also has been charged but is yet to be arrested as the investigation is underway.
This incident has caused outrage amongst the local residents in the Ahmed Nagar district and around 8,000 people came out to protest against this horrifying rape. The protestors have demanded speedy action and the death penalty for the rapist.
Man Who Raped His 10-year-old Girl Arrested by Maharashtra Police