Man gets life sentence for raping daughter

Mumbai: The sessions court here on Wednesday sentenced a 44 years old man to life imprisonment for raping his own daughter.

According to prosecution, Shahbuddin Khan, the accused, repeatedly raped his teen-aged daughter at their Govandi house over two years.

The daughter became pregnant, and he forced her to undergo abortion. An NGO helped the girl file a case in February 2011.

During the trial, public prosecutor Nilima Kasture examined six witnesses and relied on the medical evidence.

The court also directed Khan to pay a fine of Rs 50,000.