Minor presses rape charges against father, grandfather and uncle
A 15-year-old girl has accused her father, grandfather and uncle of raping her for two years and threatening to kill her if she disclosed the matter to police, a top Rajasthan police official said on Saturday.india Updated: Apr 11, 2015 23:16 IST
A 15-year-old girl has accused her father, grandfather and uncle of raping her for two years and threatening to kill her if she disclosed the matter to police, a top Rajasthan police official said on Saturday.
The victim, who hails from Mathaniya village, about 35 kilometres from Jodhpur, alleged that the trio forced to abort her pregnancy and threatened to kill her, the police said, quoting the girl's complaint.
The girl has identified the three as grandfather Ramlal (64), uncle Madharam (30) and father Parasmal (45). She told the police that her mother died 10 years ago. Later, she lost her two brothers and was left alone.
Jodhpur deputy commissioner of poilice (West) Rahual Jain told HT on Saturday that the girl somehow managed to slip away on March 9 and reached her maternal grandfather’s home. On March 10, they lodged an FIR against the trio with Mathaniya police station.
Jain said her uncle had also approached the Woman Commission in this regard. He said the police were carrying out an impartial investigation in the case as the accused too have alleged harassment by the girl and his maternal grandfather.
According to sources, the duo blamed the village police for not taking action against the culprits and approached the home ministry for help.
Jodhpur additional deputy commissioner Kailash Singh Sandhu said just 10 days ago the home minister’s office directed him to probe the case.
"It's a very sensitive case and we have to handle it carefully. We have to look into all the aspects and it will take some time," he said.
First Published: Apr 11, 2015 20:46 IST