Mangaluru, Jul 26: A stepfather has reportedly raped his nine-year-old daughter in Pavoor of Ullal police station limits.
The Konaje station police have arrested Ashwath (25), in this connection. The family had migrated from outside the district and were staying at Pavoor. The mother of the child was living with Ashwath after her husband died.
As the woman was admitted to a hospital for delivery, only the girl and the man were in the house. The man raped the girl and the matter came to light when the girl was admitted to hospital due to severe bleeding.
Konaje police have arrested Ashwath. A case in this connection is registered at Pandeshwar women’s police station.