Karkala: Sudhir (27) of Shirva is facing charges of repeated sexual assault on his own underage stepsister over the past months.
Sudhir’s father has married twice. He is born of the first wife and is employed in a private firm in Moodbidri. His stepsister from the father’s second wife worked in a factory.
About eight months ago, when the girl was returning home through a woody area, he caught hold of her and sexually assaulted her. Threatening her repeatedly, he is said to have abused her several times. Eventually she became pregnant and is into the seventh month.
When she went to the government hospital in Udupi to get admitted for childbirth, she had no details like name of the father. After much persuasion, she narrated the whole story to the doctors, who informed the police.
Sudhir was arrested on the basis of the girl’s complaint.