• A woman, 35, was allegedly raped by her 73-year-old landlord
  • The landlord's son was also accused of molesting the victim's daughter
  • Police are investigating the incident, and no arrests have been made so far

A 35-year-old woman in the Indian capital of New Delhi has accused her elderly landlord of raping her this week, while her minor daughter was allegedly molested by her landlord's son afterward, police said Wednesday.

The woman claimed her 73-year-old landlord raped her at the first floor of her rented home Tuesday evening, local media outlet NDTV reported, citing senior police official Parvinder Singh. The landlord's son then allegedly molested her 12-year-old daughter when she was alone at home following the incident.

The identities of all the individuals involved in the incident were not disclosed.

Police in Nangloi were alerted to the alleged rape and visited the woman and her child at Deen Dayal Upadhyay, where the two were medically examined, a report by the Hindustan Times said.

Doctors initially refused to examine the two victims and only did so after police arrived, according to the outlet. The details of the examination's findings were not revealed.

The mother and daughter duo were then counseled and had their statements recorded.

Authorities later registered a case under Sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code along with relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act based on a complaint the woman filed, Singh said.

"We are looking into the allegations leveled by the complainant and further investigation in the case is underway," the police official added.

No arrests have been made over the alleged rape.

A similar incident was reported in Fiji last September when a landlord who raped one of his tenants' 15-year-old sister was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

The unnamed 49-year-old man, who was a father to eight children, had allegedly raped and sexually assaulted the victim when she was aged 15.

Justice Aruna Aluthge, during the Sept. 12 sentencing, said the victim and her sister trusted the man as an elderly landlord, but he breached that trust.

"You knew that the victim was alone in the room when you committed these offences. You exploited her vulnerability. You were a fatherly figure to the victim," the magistrate was quoted as saying.

"You have committed serious offences. The harm caused to the victim is irreparable," Justice Aluthge added.

The man may be eligible to apply for parole after serving nine years of his prison sentence.

Representation. Police have launched an investigation after a 35-year-old woman claimed she was raped by her 73-year-old landlord, while her minor daughter was molested by his son. Pixabay