Delhi: Visually-Impaired Man To Face Rape Charges For Sexually Assaulting Minor Daughter
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New Delhi, April 10: In a shocking case, a blind man, accused of sexual assault by the daughter, is to tried for the offence of rape and molestation, the Delhi High Court has directed. The court seat aside a trial court order discharging him in the case and sent back the matter to lower court to frame appropriate charges against him. According to the daughter, she has been a victim of sexual assault since six years of age.

"The reasoning given by the trial court, that the allegations are general in nature without mentioning specific dates and are not substantiated as she had not called the police on 100 number or informed any of the close relatives, is clearly not sustainable," Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said. Delhi Rape: 12-Year Old Mentally Challenged Girl Raped By Neighbour, Shares WhatsApp Video With Victim's Family.

The girl, who was born in 1998, said in her statement that she has no memory of when the sexual assaults started. But she remembered several instances from 2004 till 2011 when the accused had assaulted her. According to the victim, the accused was living separately from his wife and her daughter was residing with him.

The victim made a complaint at the age of 18 years. The girl stated that she was not aware of the abuse she was facing and became aware only when she grew up. "In 2011, I went to a different hostel and started getting sex education and came to know that what happened with me was rape and sexual assault," she had said.

The court said just because of delay in filing a complaint there is no possibility to discharge an accused. Medical reports also support the allegations. The matter has been listed before the trial court on April 15 for appropriate orders. (With PTI inputs)