A man named Jai Prakash Gupta was arrested this Saturday, for allegedly raping and beheading his 19-year-old daughter in Bathbuzurg village in Gorakhpur. The police arrested the man after his elder daughter complained about him. The accused has been raping his younger daughter for the last two years, the police officers said. The accused accepted his crime while the police interrogated him and told them that he beheaded his daughter on July 26.

Neighbours say that the man appeared to be traumatised after his wife died nearly 15 years ago. He would often scream at nights. He raised his daughters by selling grains on a bicycle.

After beheading his younger daughter’s head on the night of July 26, he buried the head in Urwa area of the district. The lower part of the body, he disclosed, was thrown in Kachna Nulla in Harpurbudhat by him. On the basis of the information provided by the man, the police recovered the body.

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Raped His Daughter For The Last Two Years

During interrogation, the accused accepted that he had been raping his daughter for the last two years. His wife died around 15 years ago. After the marriage of his elder daughter in 2015, he had been living with his younger daughter in the house. When the girl didn’t visit her sister’s home on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, her elder sister asked her father about it. On this, the father accepted to have killed her.

“The accused has accepted that he raped and killed his daughter and the police have recovered the body parts. A case of rape and murder has been registered against the accused,” the senior superintendent of Police, Sunil Gupta told Times of India.

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The 19-year-old girl used to work at a Mall in the city to stay away from her father. She had come home on leave when her father tried to rape her.

Killed Her Because She Resisted Rape

The 19-year-old girl used to work at a Mall in the city to stay away from her father. She had come home on leave when her father tried to rape her. As she resisted her father’s rape attempt, he killed her and beheaded her. Neighbours say that the man appeared to be traumatized after his wife died nearly 15 years ago. He would often scream at nights. He raised his daughters by selling grains on a bicycle. The man confessed that he killed his daughter because of her bad character and also accepted that he raped her several times in the past.

This is not the first time that a father raped his daughter. Last year in January, A Delhi sessions court awarded 10 years of imprisonment to a father who raped his own 5-year-old daughter. The survivor accused her father of sexually harassing her in a state of intoxication. In September 2017, a 12-year-old girl realised that her father had been repeatedly raping her for the past seven years, after attending a class on good and bad touch in her school. After the lesson, the girl confided about what was happening to her to a friend. The friend then informed the principal and a case was registered against the father in Bajghera police station.

Picture Credit- VK Singh and Company

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