A 15-year-old girl has alleged that her elder brother had been repeatedly raping her for three years after she moved in with him following the death of their parents.

The victim, who will not be named, said that her brother had threatened to kill her if she told about the rape to anybody. However, she recently narrated her ordeal to her sister-in-law’s mother after she did not get her periods for three months.

The girl from Makarba in Ahmedabad, India, filed a complaint of rape against her 26-year-old brother on Wednesday, June 16. 

In her complaint, the girl stated that her father died when she was one year old and her mother died when she was eight. Following her mother’s death, the girl began living with her elder brother and sister-in-law in their rented house in Makarba.

"On the night of January 29, 2019, when I was sleeping in my room, my brother barged in and forced himself upon me, and threatened to kill me if I screamed. He then raped me. After raping me, he again threatened to kill me if I spoke about the incident to his wife or anyone else," she stated in the complaint, about the first incident, The Times of India reported.

She said her brother continued to rape her whenever he found her alone or when his wife was sleeping.

When she did not get her periods for three months, she told her sister-in-law’s mother about it, who took her to a hospital for a check-up. Once there, the girl told the woman about the rape.

The accused, a daily wage labourer, was arrested on Thursday, Inspector S G Desai of Sarkhej police said. He has been charged with rape and for offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

In a similar but unrelated incident, a South African man raped his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter before murdering her mother for ritual purposes.

The accused’s girlfriend, 28-year-old Monni Elsah Monyeki, was reported missing by her aunt in Makapanstad on June 2.

She was reportedly last seen on May 29, with her boyfriend and her daughter when they went to the river for a cleansing ritual.

The girl said that the accused raped her after giving her and her mother a liquid mixture to drink, causing them to lose consciousness. She then went home after leaving her mother at the accused man's home.

On June 12, investigators found Monyeki's burnt and decomposed body buried in a shallow grave in the bushes. The accused has been arrested and charged with murder, rape and defeating the ends of justice.

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