The Bombay High Court has upheld the life imprisonment awarded to a 43-year-old man for raping his teenage daughter repeatedly for two years. The accused – Kishan Gehlot – was arrested on April 16, 2003 by the city police after his daughter, who was 17 years old then, lodged a FIR against him for raping her repeatedly since September 2001.
According to the prosecution, the accused lived with his daughter and 15-year-old son in suburban Malad. His wife had started living separately after frequent quarrels with the accused. Soon after the wife left in September 2001, the accused attempted to rape the victim and when she resisted he assaulted her. Since then, the accused raped the victim repeatedly for two years.