LUCKNOW: Close on the heels of Hyderabad and Unnao rape-murder cases, an 18-year-old girl has alleged that she was abducted and gang-raped in a moving SUV in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh.
The incident took place on November 29 but the FIR was registered on December 7 after police inaction forced the girl’s father to meet Auraiya SP. The survivor has named four persons, including an Army jawan and his brother, in the FIR late on Saturday.
The FIR was filed under charges of gangrape, criminal intimidation, punishment for wrongful confinement and robbery against the Army jawan, his brother and two others.
According to police, around 2pm on November 29, the girl was on the way to her coaching institue on a two-wheeler when she was abducted by four SUV-borne men. The girl alleged the accused took several turns to assault her for two hours in a moving car and later dumped her. The accused threatened to kill her, if she reported the matter to the police. The victim somehow reached home and narrated the ordeal to her parents.
Her father told mediapersons that since he was worried about the safety of his daughter, he did not report the matter to the police immediately. “However, on the insistence of the family members, I went to the Mahila Thana to lodge an FIR on December 1 but cops shooed us away… I again went to meet the SHO next day, but she remained unfazed too,” he added.
“Peeved over police inaction, I decided to meet the Auraiya SP on Saturday,” he said.
Auraiya SP Suniti told TOI that the girl’s medical report has ruled out a sexual assault but injuries on the body have been found.
“We have also traced the prime suspect, an Army jawan, who is based in Allahabad and a team has been formed to question him,” she added. She said CCTV footages are being checked to ascertain the sequence of events. Sources said the girl was in touch with the prime suspect for the last four years and was preparing for competitive examinations. “Around 12 noon on the same day, she was talking to the prime accused,” said the police sources.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)