Parents threatened to kill me: Rape survivor
She told them she was raped by two men who were unknown to her. “They had kidnapped me after which they raped me and left me at an abandoned spot,” a police official quoted the girl as saying. The woman added that the accused, who was out on bail, Sunil Shahi, approached her parents on April 8 and made this offer to them. She said her parents did not once disapprove of the offer and, instead, asked for advance money so that they could start convincing her.
The survivor told police that she was in her room and heard the entire conversation when her parents met Shahi. She said as soon as Shahi left, she asked her parents for an explanation, who, instead, tried to convince her to change her statement, even threatening to kill her if she didn’t comply.
“I refused to withdraw the case, but my parents didn’t back off either. They kept trying to convince me but I stuck to my stand. The next morning, they thrashed me and blackmailed me, saying that they were poor and needed the money,” she said in her complaint.
She said someone came to their house and handed Rs 5 lakh as “advance”. Her parents hid that money under the mattress and left for court. The girl pulled out the bag containing the cash and then left for Aman Vihar police station. She narrated the entire episode to police, after which a case under IPC Sections195 (A) (threatening any person to give false evidence), 506 (threatening any person to give false evidence) and 120 (B) (punishment of criminal conspiracy) and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act was registered.
Police said her mother returned home first and was arrested. Her husband, however, managed to flee on hearing of his wife’s arrest.