Police in Thimphu detained a 40-year-old man for allegedly raping his 16-year-old daughter on June 14. The mother reported the matter to police.

The man, who works for a private company in Thimphu, is from Gakiling, Haa.

It was learnt that the minor confided into the mother after she noticed that her daughter remained unhappy for a long time. The daughter told her that the father had been sexually abusing her since she was in class two.

Sources said that the minor told her mother that the father committed the crimes when the mother was away on duty. The minor also told her that when she tried to shout for help, the father always battered and threatened her.

It was learnt that the father confessed to the crime but claimed that the abuse started only last year.

Staff reporter