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FIR in Greater Noida rape case filed after a week following 16-year-old’s self-immolation threat

The incident is alleged to have taken place on the afternoon of June 3, when four people, believed to be in their 20s, abducted the girl, took her to their rented accommodation and allegedly raped her for five days.

noida Updated: Jun 11, 2018 08:43 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Greater Noida, Hindustan Times
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The girl alleged that the police denied to file an FIR on Friday and it was only after she attempted to immolate herself that they lodged an FIR under sections of rape on Saturday. (Reuters file photo)

A week after a 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by four persons in Dadri of Greater Noida, the police lodged an FIR against the accused on Saturday night, after the victim threatened to immolate herself and demanded justice.

The incident is alleged to have taken place on the afternoon of June 3, when four people, believed to be in their 20s, abducted the girl, took her to their rented accommodation and allegedly raped her for five days.

The girl alleged that the police denied to file an FIR on Friday and it was only after she attempted to immolate herself that they lodged an FIR under sections of rape on Saturday.

“The victim has named two persons — Gulvesh and Arman — who used to live as tenants in her neighbourhood. She alleged that on the afternoon of June 3, she was asked by the accused to have a cold drink, which she claims was laced with an intoxicant, and then raped by four persons for five days. We have lodged a case of gang rape under Sections 376 (D) of the IPC and the Protection Of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” said Nishank Sharma, circle officer, Dadri.

“The police were not willing to file an FIR even after I approached them multiple times on Friday. They asked me to go away. On Saturday, I threatened to immolate myself and only then did they hear my plea. They have still not got my medical test conducted despite taking me to the district hospital in Noida and the community health centre in Dadri,” the girl, who is a high school student, said.

A member of the Dadri police staff said,“The girl was taken to the district hospital for medical examination on Saturday night but she was referred to the community health centre in Dadri. Today (Sunday), there was no woman doctor in the Dadri CHC and her medical will be conducted on Monday.”

“We sent the victim along with women constables to the hospital and CHC on Saturday and Sunday, but due to the lack of a medical kit, the test was not possible. However, it will be done on Monday,” Sharma said.

The police said the accused are currently absconding. “The four accused are natives of Rampur and are absconding since the incident. We know the names of the two accused and the remaining are their friends. Two teams have been formed and sent to Rampur to arrest them,” Shavez Khan, station house officer, Dadri police station, said.

First Published: Jun 11, 2018 08:43 IST