Indian businessman arrested for suspected Fritzl-like incest crime 2009-03-19 18:54:46   Print

    NEW DELHI, March 19 (Xinhua) -- In a suspected incest crime similar to that of Joseph Fritzl in Austria, a 60-year-old Indian businessman was arrested Wednesday in Mumbai for allegedly raping his daughter for nine years, reported local TV network Times Now Thursday.

    The 21-year-old elder daughter of the man finally mustered enough courage to declare shocking crime committed by her father, after the latter began assaulting her 15-year-old sister, said the report.

    The mother of the sisters has also been arrested for trying to hide the crime. The man owns a manufacturing unit of radium plates and automobiles in Mumbai, according to the report.

    The case is highly similar to that of Josef Fritzl, an Austrian man who confined his daughter to a cellar for 24 years while repeatedly raping her and making her to give birth for him seven children.

    The report said the couple were told by a yoga master that the family would prosper if the father were to have a sexual relationship with his daughter.

    The yoga master has also been arrested by police and all three arrested would be brought to a judge later on Thursday, said the report.

Editor: Zhang Xiang
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