A teenage girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Lalitpur district has accused 28 Men, including her father and some politicians, of raping her over several years. A complaint has been filed by the minor on Tuesday.
Members of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP), including their district presidents, are also among the accused.
A 17-year-old girl said that the alleged perpetrators have been sexually assaulting her for many years.
An FIR has been registered at the Lalitpur police station under:
- Section 354 (assault of a woman)
- Section 376 D (gang rape)
- Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt)
- Section 328 (causing hurt by means of poison)
- Section 506 (criminal intimidation)
- Section 120 B (party to criminal conspiracy)
…of the IPC
as well as Sections 5 and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Allegations By Minor Girl (in FIR)
According to the FIR against the 28 accused, the girl, when she was in the Class 6, was forcibly shown pornographic videos by her father, who had subsequently raped her in a field in Maheshpura.
Later, her father bought her new clothes and took her for a ride on a motorbike on the pretext of teaching her how to drive. He took her to a desolated farm and raped her while warning her to keep quiet or he would kill her mother, reported TOI.
Days later, he took her to a hotel on the way back from her school after making her eat some snacks, probably laced with sedatives. He handed her over to a woman, who made her sit alone inside a room and left. After sometime a man entered the room while she fell unconscious. When she regained consciousness, her clothes and shoes were not in the proper place and she was feeling a severe stomach ache.
Later, all this continued with each time a new man raping her in hotel rooms in an inhuman manner. All along she was asked to keep mum or face dire consequences.
She further said in her complaint that after a few days, one Tilak Yadav came and raped her in such an inhuman manner as if he wanted to take some revenge. When she objected, Tilak said that it was her father who had brought her to him and that after a few days her mother is also going to come here. With Tilak, his relatives and friends also raped her continuously.
The girl has further alleged that on one such occasion when she had visited her maternal uncle’s house, there too she was raped by four of her uncles along with cousins. She was helped by her grandmother, who tried to hush up the incident. She has also alleged that at one point her uncles had tried to sell her off but could not succeed.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader Tilak Yadav, who has been named in the FIR, said that a conspiracy had been hatched against him. Speaking to Hindustan Times, he said,
I will commit suicide if implicated; this is the case of martial dispute. I will submit a memorandum to SP and district magistrate tomorrow seeking a fair probe.
Statement by Police
SP Lalitpur Nikhil Pathak told TOI on Tuesday,
It is a very sensitive case and we are taking it seriously. The medical examination of the victim has been performed and her statement has also been recorded under section 161.
On Wednesday, her statement will be recorded in front of a magistrate under section 164 after which further action will be taken.
Adding further, he said,
We are interrogating the father of the victim. He is a truck operator and it seems that he was soliciting his minor daughter.
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