Minor alleges police inaction in rape complaint

  • Tarsem Singh Deogan, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2016 22:16 IST

Over two months after she was allegedly abducted and raped, neither the police have added the section of rape in the FIR registered against the accused who had abducted her nor they have been arrested.

The victim, 19, a Class-9 student, claimed, after the “horrific incident”, she gave up her studies. Mahila Adhikar Manch national president Dharmawati Mishra has also demanded the accused should be arrested immediately.

The family members of the victim also stated that despite raising the matter before senior police officials several times, their pleas felt on deaf ears. The girl, a resident of Anandpura Mohalla of Basti Jodhewal, was allegedly abducted from her house on December 1 night last year.

In her complaint, the victim stated the main accused, Karamtulla, a native of Basbeetha village, Bihar, used to force her to befriend with him, though she always denied. On December 1 night, the accused, along with his accomplices Naeem, Sushant, Salayuddin, Shehzad alias Gora and Jakarullah, allegedly abducted her, saying Karamtulla had consumed poison in Delhi after she refused his proposal.

“His accomplices told me Karamtullah had consumed poison and needed money for treatment and forced me to steal away Rs 32,000 from my house. Then they took me to a house in Delhi, where Karamtulla was already present, and was fit and fine,”stated the victim in her complaint.

“They kept me in a room and raped me repeatedly. On December 7, my parents rescued me from Delhi, while Karamtulla managed to escape,”she added.

A case under Sections 363 (punishment for kidnapping) and 366A (procuration of minor girl) of the IPC was registered at the Basti Jodhewal police station on December 2, 2015, though the rape section was not added even after recording the complainant’s statements.

Meanwhile, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Naresh Kumar, investigating officer, said there was a contradiction in the statements of the victim recorded in the court and with the police. “An appropriate action will be taken after taking opinion from the district attorney. The police have also been waiting for the medical examination report of the victim to add the rape sections.”

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