A 40-year-old man was arrested Thursday in Thane for allegedly raping his teenaged daughter, a police official said.
The accused and his wife separated seven years back. Since then, the 14-year-old girl was living with her father in the Kasarvadavli area of Thane city, he said.
The girl alleged that she was raped repeatedly by her father in the last four years, the official at Kasarvadavli police station said.
Unable to bear the harassment any further, the girl approached her neighbours who helped her in filing a police complaint against her father Wednesday evening, he said.
The accused was subsequently arrested and booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The girl was sent to a hospital for medical examination, the official added.