Police arrested a middle-aged man for raping and getting his daughter pregnant. The girl, who gave birth to a baby girl last week, is said to be safe with her mother.
Jamal Hameed, 40, who now lives in Thrissur, was arrested last Thursday following a complaint lodged by his wife. His friend, Abdul Khadar, was also arrested in connection with the case.
Police said Hameed had been abusing his daughter from his first wife for nearly a year and a half. As his he learnt about her pregnancy, he moved the family from Farook in Kozhikode to Thrissur.
He told his wife that the girl had a tumour in her abdomen and, as the pregnancy advanced, he further misled her by saying he was taking her to Kasargod to remove the tumour, while the girl was actually taken to Hyderabad to secretly give birth to the baby. Hameed then gave the newborn to his friend Abdul Khadar. Since Hameed did not contact his wife, she lodged a complaint with the police.