A 45-year-old Mathematics teacher was sent to judicial custody on Sunday for raping his 19-year-old daughter for the last six years.
The shameful incident came to light when the victim shot a video on her mobile phone at their residence in Ghaziabad’s Kavi Nagar area.
The victim, a first year BA student of IGNOU, submitted a written complaint to police on Sunday, along with a video clip. Police said the video clip had been candidly filmed by the woman when her father had been forcing himself upon her recently.
The 15-minute video shows the woman being raped by her father, who also operates a school in Ghaziabad.
“The young woman repeatedly suffered the assault by her own father for the past six years. She could not garner support from her mother as she was unable to stand up against her husband. The incidents took place when she was a minor, so we have booked the accused of rape and also under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,” Hemant Rai, SHO Kavi Nagar, was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying.
The accused has been identified as Kishor Kumar Jha, who owns an English-medium school in Preet Vihar area in Lal Quan where he also teaches Mathematics. He also has an 18-year-old son who studies in a college in Ghaziabad.
He used to beat her up threatening her against disclosing to anybody about her sexual abuse, police officials said.
The victim took the help of her friend’s mother, who prompted her to shoot some video clippings of her sexual abuse.
On Saturday the woman, who is pursuing graduation from IGNOU, narrated the story to the police and yesterday an FIR was registered in the case and his father arrested.
Notably, the victim never told about her sufferings to her mother and took help of other acquaintances. Due to this reason, the police is also probing her mother's connivance in her sexual harassment.