CHENNAI: A special court under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has sentenced a 35-year-old man to five years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) and imposed a fine of `5,000 for sexually assaulting his 13-year-old daughter when she was alone in her room.
The accused is a construction worker. The assault happened on April 14, 2018, and the girl’s mother noticed on April 18 that she was disturbed and running a temperature. According to the public prosecutor, the accused bought the victim’s silence by threatening to commit suicide if she spoke about the assault.
Fearing for her father’s life, the girl, a student of Class-VII, kept quiet about the assault. She, however, wrote about it in her diary. The mother found the writing and submitted it during the course of the investigation.