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The 58-year-old is also accused of abusing his daughter when she was just 14 - Representational image iStock

A 58-year-old senior policeman in India has been arrested after his married daughter alleged that he raped her inside a police station. The incident took place in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

The man has maintained that he raped his daughter because she "provoked" him. The policeman, who is posted at the Manth station of Mathura city, has been placed under suspension.

The 35-year-old rape survivor said her father had also abused her when she was just 14. The physical exploitation stopped after she got married.

In her complaint, the woman alleged that she came to Agra city for a medical check-up but when it got dark, she decided to stay the night at the police outpost her father was posted at, instead of going back to her in-laws' place.

"I thought my father must have changed in so many years, but I was proved wrong," the woman told police.

A case has been registered against the officer, who was set to retire in a few days' time, under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation), Senior Superintendent of Police Vinod Kumar said.

The woman has been sent for a medical examination and the incident is being investigated, he added.

The case comes on the heels of another incident of a father raping his married daughter in the Jamnagar district of India's western state of Gujarat. In that case, the woman's brother strangled their father to death after learning of his sister's rape.