17-yr-old rape vic­tim forced to drink poi­son in Delhi

The Hitavada - - NATION -

A 17-YEAR-OLD rape vic­tim was al­legedly forced to drink poi­son by two bike-borne men when she was re­turn­ing home from tu­ition in Dwarka dis­trict’s Hast­sal area, po­lice said on Satur­day.

In her com­plaint, the girl al­leged that when she was re­turn­ing home from tu­ition, two bike­borne men in­ter­cepted her way and threat­ened her of dire con­se­quences if she gave state­ment against the rape ac­cused in the court. How­ever, when she re­fused to do so, they al­legedly caught hold of her and forced her to drink poi­son, a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said. The ac­cused duo fled the spot af­ter the in­ci­dent, he said.

The girl in semi-con­scious state went to Deen Dayal Upad­hyay hos­pi­tal in an au­torick­shaw and she is out of dan­ger, the of­fi­cer said. On Fri­day, she ap­proached the po­lice and a case was reg­is­tered against the two men in Ut­tam Na­gar Po­lice Sta­tion, he said. Prima fa­cie it ap­pears that the as­so­ci­ates of the rape ac­cused might have tried to poi­son her to stop her from giv­ing tes­ti­mony in the court. How­ever, it is be­ing ver­i­fied, the of­fi­cer said. The rape ac­cused re­cently came out on bail. A case of kidnapping and rape was reg­is­tered against him at Ran­hola Po­lice Sta­tion in 2018, po­lice said. He is be­ing ques­tioned in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent, they said adding that teams have been formed to nab the cul­prits.

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