A debt-ridden mother “forced” her 29-year-old married daughter to have physical relationship with the lender, police said on Wednesday.
Anthony Joseph Samil (30), an auto-rickshaw driver, has been arrested in this connection, Assistant Police Inspector J B Bhoyar of Manpada police station said.
The woman had taken a loan of Rs. 10,000 through her daughter from Samil, he said.
He was demanding repayment of the money from the daughter as the woman was unable to pay it. He allegedly threatened that if the daughter does not repay the loan, he will throw acid on her and also kill her husband, police said.
The daughter reported the matter to her mother who insisted she call Samil home, Bhoyar added. When Samil visited the mother’s house, he sexually exploited the daughter.
Her mother supported the crime as she locked the house door from outside, police said.
Samil sexually abused the daughter repeatedly since July 13 for the next 22 days.
Following a complaint, a case under section 376 (rape) of IPC was registered in this regard, the officer added.
Samil was produced before a court here which remanded him in police custody till August 13, the police officer said.
The mother has not yet been arrested, he said, adding investigations are underway.