The Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence, which was awarded by a trial court and confirmed by a High Court, to a father, who, with his son, had repeatedly raped his 14-year-old daughter.
A Bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and B.S. Chauhan dismissed the appeals filed by the two accused, Syed Isaq and his son, challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court order. Deeming their conduct “inhuman,” the Bench held that the trial court was justified in awarding them life imprisonment. According to the prosecution, on April 20, 2005, the girl from Nalgonda had lodged a police complaint. Her mother, who was working as a maid, used to leave her at her grandmother’s place before going to work.
The girl’s father would take her back to the house from her grandmother’s house and rape her under threat to life. To her shock, her grandmother supported the father and, as a result, the rape continued. Thereafter, her brother too sexually assaulted her. Her mother found her pregnant and lodged a complaint with the police against her husband and son for sexually assaulting the girl for five months. Hindu