Rabindra Nath Sethi, 50, a resident of Rourkela in Sundergarh district, was arrested after his wife and daughters complained to the local women’s police station, the station in-charge Prativa Majhi.
The eldest daughter is 20 years old and married. The others are 18, 15 and 13 years old respectively, Majhi said.
Sethi, who sells fish in the local market, first raped his eldest daughter. After she went to her in-law’s house he targeted the second daughter, who got pregnant. Fearing ostracism, the girl went to her uncle’s house in Jajpur district and has been living there since.
However, Sethi’s barbaric act did not end there. He began raping his two other daughters.
The girls and their mother did not dare report the matter to police as Sethi had threatened to kill them, Majhi said.
They somehow gained courage to inform police on Sunday after they could not bear the abuse any longer.
Sethi was arrested and produced in court after he admitted to the offence. The judge rejected his bail petition and sent him to judicial custody.