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Rape victim thrashed by public

A group of people enter into an argument with the victim and hit her with slippers.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2008 01:10 PM IST

In a shocking incident, a rape victim was thrashed allegedly by relatives and neighbours of the accused after raising questions about her character.

A group of people, including women, entered into an argument with the woman and hit her with slippers in east Delhi's Mandawali area last night, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Ajay Chaudhry said on Friday.

No case has been registered so far as the victim, who was under the influence of alcohol, could not give her statement, Chaudhry told PTI.

She was taken to hospital by police but left the place without informing anyone, he said, adding she was later traced but was not in a position to give a statement.

The woman, a 35-year-old widow who supplies domestic helps, had on April 5th alleged that she was raped by her landlord Ram kumar two days before when his wife was not present at his residence.

Ram kumar was arrested on the basis of the complaint and was sent to judicial custody, police sources said, adding the woman continued to stay in the same house.

She had allegedly demanded that Ram kumar should either leave his wife and stay with her or give her Rs two lakh and transfer the ownership of the house to her as compensation for withdrawing the case, sources said.

The woman allegedly consumed alcohol last evening and rushed to hospital after she developed uneasiness, police sources said. When she returned, relatives and neighbours of the accused entered into an argument with her over the issue which led to the attack.

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