Nellore: A 45-year-old man was arrested by police on Wednesday (August 1) for allegedly impregnating his 15-year-old daughter. The incident occurred at Musunuru near Kavali, Andhra Pradesh. 

The incident came to light after the victim's mother and the victim went to Government Area Hospital in Kavali urging them to abort the pregnancy on Tuesday (July 30) evening. The hospital authority and doctor alerted the Kavali Police Station as they got suspicious. 

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Regarding the matter, the police constable questioned the victim's mother. Soon she confessed and said that her husband had a role in her daughter's pregnancy. Sources say that the victim also gave statements to police that she was repeatedly raped by her father. She added that her father threatened her, saying that she will be killed if she reveals what happened to her. 

 The victim's mother came to know about the rape, as the daughter alerted her that she missed her menstrual periods. 

Similarly, Kerala Police arrested four men for allegedly raping two minor girls. Two of the accused are the father and uncle of the minor girls.

According to sources, the men allegedly raped the two girls on multiple occasions in the last 12 months. The incidents came to light after one of the victims, with the help of a panchayath member, filed a complaint with Kallambalam Police.

It was only after the police began the investigation that the minors’ mother became aware of the alleged incidents.

Meanwhile, in a bid to combat the rising offenses on children, the Union cabinet approved amendments to strengthen the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act by including the death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children, besides providing stringent punishment for other crimes against minors, officials said.