Debt-ridden mother ‘forces’ daughter to have physical relationship with lender for 22 days
A 29-year-old Thane woman was “forced” by her mother to have physical relationship with the lender as a mean to “repay” a loan, police said today.
Police have arrested an auto-rickshaw driver Anthony Joseph Samil in this connection, Assistant Police Inspector JB Bhoyar of Manpada police station told Press Trust of India.
The woman had taken a loan of Rs. 10,000 through her daughter from Samil, Bhoyar said. Samil was demanding repayment of the money from the daughter as the woman was unable to pay it.
He allegedly threatened that if the daughter does not repay the loan, he will throw acid on her and also kill her husband, police said.
The daughter reported the matter to her mother who insisted she call Samil home.
When the 30-year-old Samil visited the mother's house, he sexually exploited the daughter.
Her mother allegedly supported the crime by locking the door from the outside.
Samil sexually abused the daughter repeatedly since July 13 for the next 22 days.
Following a complaint, a case under section 376 (rape) of IPC was registered in this regard, the officer added.
Samil was produced before a court here which remanded him in police custody till August 13, the police officer said. The mother has not yet been arrested, he said, adding investigations are underway.