A married woman and a mother of a newly-born child alleged rape by her father-in-law in Loni area of Ghaziabad.
Salima (name changed) (22) married to Shehzad (name changed) in 2003. Salima allegedly she was repeatedly raped by her father-in-law Azad (named changed) (50) during the past six months.
“He raped me several times. He tried to repeat the same thing again a few days back,” she said.
“I narrated the incident to my husband and mother-in-law but they told me to keep quiet. My husband and I started living separately. But my husband started beating me up saying I am no longer fit for him as per the religious laws. After my delivery, my father-in-law tried to force himself again. I resisted and told my mother,” said Salima.
She was brought for a medical-test at MMG hospital, Ghaziabad. Her father said her in-laws are influential people and were threatening them to take the case back.
“I will fight till the end. I don’t have the support of anyone, including my husband. Also during my pregnancy, they tortured me,” said a frail Salima, holding her child.
The police arrested Salima’s father-in-law and and are trying to find out the whereabouts of her husband to get into more details about the case, said police officer Rajesh Divedi, in-charge of Loni police station.