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Two sisters gangraped; father alleges police of inaction

india Updated: Feb 14, 2014 19:58 IST
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Two sisters, including a minor, were allegedly gangraped by two youths inside a shop at Landhar village in Panchari area of Udhampur district on Saturday evening.

The victims' father, who along with the girls approached the Udhampur senior superintendent of police (SSP) late on Thursday evening, alleged that when the sisters went to a local shop to buy some article in the evening of February 9, the accused allegedly dragged them inside the shop and locked them in a godwon.

Later, the accused, who were armed with sharp-edged weapons, allegedly gangraped the girls, said the victims' father, adding the accused freed the sisters in the morning after threatening them not to report the matter with anyone.

The father had purportedly identified the accused as Ravi Kumar of Kotla Pancheri and Kuldeep Kumar of Sadota Pancheri.

He alleged that they first approached the Landhar police, but after their refusal to lodge an FIR they moved the Panchari police. "However, instead of lodging an FIR, the Panchari police tried to hush-up the case under the accused pressure and returned them, stating that a compromise with the accused was reached by showing their signatures on a paper," he alleged.

When the Panchari police refused to act, he said, they went Udhampur on Thursday to report the matter to the SSP.

His daughters had also moved an application before the chief judicial magistrate for the registration of an FIR, he added.

He alleged that the accused were issuing threat to them, as even after four days of the incident, police failed to arrest the accused.

Meanwhile, the SSP, after hearing the complainant and the victims, has directed to Panchari station house officer (SHO) to register a rape case in this connection.

The SSP, meanwhile, also assured the victims and their father of an inquiry into delay in registering the FIR.

When Panchari SHO Harminder Singh was contacted on Friday, he said no one had ever approached him or had filed a written complaint in this connection, while denying all the charges levelled by the victims' father.

When the complainant would approach him he would take action, he added.