Par­ents threat­ened to kill me: Rape sur­vivor

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

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.

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