Daughter retracts rape allegations

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 27, 2014 10:09 IST

A day after a 17-year-old girl alleged being raped by her father, she took a U-turn on Wednesday when the police took her to court to record her statement under section 164 of the CrPC before a magistrate.

The police said the girl retracted her statement and said her father was a habitual drinker and his attitude towards her was strict. The police said they would move court for cancellation of the first investigation report (FIR).

Sector 36 station house officer (SHO) Bhupinder Singh said the girl was started giving contradictory statements on Tuesday evening only when she was asked to brief about the incidents of being raped by her father repeatedly.

The SHO said her changing statements raised suspicion over the complaint. Following that, the SHO said they had decided to record her statement before the magistrate to confirm her allegations but she retracted.

The police said they detained the girl’s parents to verify her statement but did not arrest her father after finding the victim changing her statement.

The victim on Tuesday told her school principal that that she had been sexually abused by her father for the past over five years. She had also given a written application to the principal, who then called informed the police and the social welfare department.

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