Ranchi: Another rape case surfaced on Monday, in which a step-father is accused of raping a girl for eight months.

Police said that the man wanted to marry his step-daughter. Mahendra Sonar, a resident of Dhruwa colony of Ranchi, was arrested on Sunday night. Mahendra's wife lodged a complaint in the Dhruwa police station alleging that he had been raping her 14-year-old daughter for the last eight months.

Police arrested Mahendra and sent him to jail. The minor, in her statement to police, revealed that Mahendra had been forcing himself on her and had even wanted to marry her. She informed her mother about the incident on May 4.

The mother had left her first husband, the father of the girl, and married Mahendra, with whom she has two children. Her daughter from the previous marriage and the two children all lived together in Ranchi.

A medical test has been conducted on the girl, and police said further action would depend on the results of the test.


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