Blind Dalit girl raped by army jawan in Mathura, accused arrested
Reportedly, the army jawan went to the house of the girl and sat to drink with her father on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.lucknow Updated: Aug 08, 2016 00:47 IST
A blind Dalit girl was allegedly raped by an army jawan who was visiting his village, Ram Ka Nagla in Mathura district, on leave. The accused jawan was arrested on Saturday night and sent to jail on Sunday after being presented in court. A case was registered at Naujheel police station of Mathura district under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the SC/ST Act.
“The incident took place in village Ram Ka Nagla under Naujheel police station of Mathura district. Ajeet Singh (30) was posted as jawan with Jat Regiment in Meerut. He was in the village as he was on leave,” RK Singh, superintendent of police (rural), Mathura said.
Reportedly, the army jawan went to the house of the girl (resident of the same village) and sat with her father on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. Allegedly drunk, the accused took benefit of the father of the girl leaving on some errand. He reportedly took the girl to the roof of her house where he raped her. When the victim raised an alarm, the accused fled the place.
It was alleged that the police at Naujheel was reluctant to register a rape case and was asking the complainants to lodge a case of eve teasing instead. Later, the MLA from Mant and BSP leader, Shyam Sunder Sharma, reached the hospital and talked to the district authorities.
“The police was considering it as a case of eve teasing but the victim alleged that she was raped. Thereafter, the police registered a rape case. They were also reluctant to arrest the accused initially and only arrested him on Saturday night,” the leader said.