BIDAR: A youth has been arrested under the POCSO Act for repeatedly raping his minor step-sister and a thanda in Basavakalyan taluk.
The victim’s father has two wives and the accused is the son from the first wife. After the husband’s death, the second wife was living separately in another house. However, the step-son would take the 16-year-old girl to his house on some pretext or the other where he would sexually assault the girl.
According to the victim’s mother, the accused even threatened the girl not to reveal about the repeated sexual assault to anyone. In her complaint to the Mudabi police, the mother has alleged that two more persons were involved in the incident.
The Mudabi police have registered a case under the POCSO Act and arrested the youth.