A 45-year-old labourer from powerloom town of Bhiwandi in the district has been arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping his minor daughter for nearly six months, police said today.
The 11-year-old girl was raped by her father since Navaratri last year to April 2016, they said.
Unable to bear the constant sexual harassment she complained to her mother after which the accused went absconding, only to surface recently.
On his return, the mother lodged a complaint with the Shanti Nagar Police Station of Bhiwandi which arrested him on Friday night.
Police also said that the alleged accused frequently threatened his daughter asking her not to reveal anything to anyone.
According to preliminary probe, the accused allegedly has three wives of which one is in Bhiwandi (mother of the girl) and the other two were living in Aurangabad and Nashik.
Police have registered offences under section 376 and 506 of the IPC.