Wayanad: A 48-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on charges of raping and impregnating his minor daughter at Vythiri here, police said.
The incident came to light yesterday after the mother of the 16-year-old girl grew suspicious of her behaviour and took her for a medical check up.
Doctors at the hospital confirmed that the girl was five months pregnant, Circle Inspector (Vythiri) Abdul Sharif said. The man was arrested today and charged under Section 376 of IPC and Section 6 of POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act, he said.
He was later produced before a local court, which remanded him to 14 days judicial custody....