After rape attempt and threats, 16-year-old jumps off fourth floor in Ghaziabad
The victim, hailing from Jhansi, works as a domestic help in her neighbourhood. She was asked withdraw a complaint regarding an attempt to rape after which she jumped.noida Updated: Feb 18, 2017 21:52 IST
A 16-year-old girl on Saturday jumped from the fourth floor of a building at Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad, after she was threatened to withdraw a police complaint regarding a previous rape attempt.
The girl survived but suffered multiple injuries. She is presently under treatment at a private hospital.
The victim, hailing from Jhansi, works as a domestic help in her neighbourhood. At around 6.30 pm on Friday, she was allegedly called by one Ajay Kumar, who works as accountant for a private developer named Kunal.
“Ajay talked to me on the pretext of giving me a job. He called me to the second floor of the building saying there’s a woman in the office who would instruct me on the domestic help’s job. But when I went inside, there was no woman. He confined me to a room and started misbehaving. When I dialled my mother, he snatched the phone and broke it. Since the outer door was not latched, I ran out and came home. I informed my parents and filed a police complaint,” the victim said.
“My daughter was being threatened ever since. She tried to end life to save her honour,” the girl’s mother said.
The girl said that on Saturday morning, she was again summoned to the office by Kunal, the developer. “He warned me of dire consequences if the police complaint was not withdrawn. He threatened to kill my family and said he would set fire to our house. He was angry and getting violent, so I ran towards the upper floors of the building to save myself and jumped off the fourth floor,” she said, adding that she went unconscious and found herself in hospital.
Her mother said she heard shouts of locals and ran towards the crowd to find that her daughter had jumped.
Police registered an FIR under sections related to attempt to rape, criminal conspiracy and criminal intimidation against the two accused, and arrested Kunal on Saturday evening.
“We have added sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Kunal is arrested while his accountant Ajay is absconding. A hunt is on for him,” said IP Singh, circle officer (city II).
Doctors said the girl suffered injuries on head, legs, hands and chest but remained stable so far.