Abducted in 2004 at age 12, victim returns with help of rapist’s relative
A girl who was allegedly kidnapped about five years ago has returned and claimed she has left leaving behind a two-and-a-half-year-old child with the rapists.india Updated: Feb 15, 2010 00:00 IST
A girl who was allegedly kidnapped about five years ago has returned and claimed she has left leaving behind a two-and-a-half-year-old child with the rapists.
Madhu (name changed), as per a complaint, was 12 years old when she was allegedly abducted on July 7, 2004 by one Laxmi, a class fourth employee of a school in Neharpar area in Faridabad.
An FIR was registered in Old Faridabad police station in March 2005, almost nine months after the incident.
All efforts of the parents to trace Madhu had failed to yield any results and they had given up the search. But a few days ago Madhu reached her parent’s house with a young man.
The parents took her to the police station where she narrated her five-year ordeal.
Madhu alleged she was sold to a person, identified as Om Prakash of Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, for Rs 50,000 by Laxmi.
In a remote Nagvasi village in Mirzapur, Om Prakash and his brothers raped her for five years, she alleged. She said she even gave birth to a child more than two years ago.
Madhu’s fate took a positive turn when one Rajan, a close relative of Om Prakash, reached the village in November last year. Working in Rajasthan, Rajan had come to the village looking to get married.
Madhu narrated her tale of woes to Rajan, who helped her flee (without the child) and accompanied her to Faridabad.
The Faridabad police is likely to arrest Om Prakash from Uttar Pradesh. The police have also trying to arrest Laxmi.
“We have launched a search operation,” Atma Ram, the SHO of Bhupani police station, said.
Rajan now fears for his life. “Om Prakash will not spare me now,” he said.