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Chhattisgarh: Police constable rapes his 6-year-old daughter, threatens not to disclose; arrested

Raigarh: In a highly shocking incident, a police constable was arrested for allegedly raping his six-year-old daughter in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district.

The incident came to light when the wife of the accused filed a police complaint against her husband, stating that he allegedly raped the child at their home in the city on March 29 and threatened her not to disclose it to anyone. The girl, however, later informed about the incident to her mother who approached the police earlier this week.

According to the reports, the accused, posted at Sarangarh police station in the district, was arrested on Tuesday and booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation), and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The accused was later produced in a local court which remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days, he said.

Following the incident, Raigarh Superintendent of Rajesh Agrawal suspended the accused with immediate effect, the official added.

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