For sexually molesting his daughter, 6, a Kolkata father was given a 20-year prison sentence.

A 42-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexually assaulting his six-year-old daughter . The child refused to remain with her father when she was going to work .

KOLKATA, India (KoLKATA) — A 42-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexually assaulting his six-year-old daughter in August last year, according to a Kolkata court.On Thursday, the court of additional district judge Sealdah Court, and POCSO Court in charge, Narendranath Dasgupta, dropped a Rs 5,000 fine on the inmate, a citizen of Canal East Road in the district.The state government was also ordered to pay Rs 3 lakh to the child as compensation by the court.The man was arrested after his wife's complaint with Manicktala Police Station that he had sexually assaulted their daughter repeatedly when she went out for work.

She narrated the stories of sexual harassment by her father in her mother's absence as she was asked about the cause.According to police, medical examinations revealed violence.The accused, who worked in a garment factory, was arrested and charged with corruption under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act.(As per Supreme Court rules on cases relating to sexual harassment, the defendant's identity has not been revealed to safeguard her identity.)