Gurgaon: A 40-year-old man was arrested here for raping his 14-year-old daughter multiple times over a period of five years, the police said on Saturday.

The accused Anil Singh, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, lived here and worked with a private company.

The accused had planned to frame his neighbour with a view to extort money by accusing him of sexually assaulting his daughter, Assistant Commissioner of Police Hawa Singh told IANS.

He then took his daughter to a police post with the complaint that she was sexually assaulted by his neighbour.

(Also Read: Murthal ‘rapes’: Witnesses emerge, Haryana panel begins probe)

“During investigation, the minor girl disclosed that she had been assaulted by her own father for years,” the officer said.

“The victim, a class 8 student, had been resisting and opposing her father’s crimes, warning him of police complaint, but he never minded,” the officer added.

The accused was married twice; his first wife eloped with her lover and the second died under mysterious circumstances a few years ago, said the police.

He lived with the victim and another daughter who is 10 years old.