Just two days after a court indicted two men of kidnapping and raping two minor girls, both girls along with the father of one of them did a complete about turn, claiming the case filed by the police was a “mistake”.
While deposing on the first day of the trial in a special court for crime against women, presided over by additional district & sessions judge Anshu Shukla, on Wednesday, the two girls denied they had been abducted or raped. They claimed they had gone to Kasauli for a birthday party on their own and, when the father of one of them called her up, they decided not to return home as they were scared of being scolded by their families. They added they stayed in Simla and Narkanda for two days before the police found them.
Even the father of one of the girls tur ned hostile, asserting the case against the two men was registered by “mistake” on the mere suspicion that they had kidnapped the girls when they did not come back home after two days.
The two men, Karan Chopra and Harpreet Singh, both residing in Sector 37, were charged with kidnapping and rape on May 19.
Earlier, the police had filed a case against the two in February following a complaint filed by the families of the two girls. The police later arrested the suspects.