Ahmedabad: The Gujarat high court has denied bail to a man from Bharuch district who raped his minor daughter “to avenge his wife’s suspected adultery”.
The accused was booked for rape under provisions of IPC and the Pecos Act on a com- plaint lodged by his wife at Ankles war Rural police station on April 26 last year.
She filed the FIR after the couple’s 12-year-old daughter told her mother that the father had been sexually abusing her for three months.
When the accused person’s bail plea came up for hearing in the high court on Thursday, his advocate submitted that the couple had not been on good terms. The husband had a suspicion that the wife had an illicit affair with someone and “this led him to indulge in such things (sic)”, the lawyer said in a submission that left the court aghast. The prosecution vehemently op- posed the bail application.