The Hush Post| 10:37 pm| two-minute-read
A teenaged student who was a rape victim was allegedly forced to drink poison by two bike-borne assailants when she was on her way home from tuition in Dwarka’s Hastsal area. The victim is a 17-year-old school girl.
The girl alleged that when she was returning home from tuition when the two men came in her way and threatened her of dire consequences if she gave statement against the rape accused in the court.
When she refused, they allegedly caught hold of her and forced her to drink poison. This was stated by a senior police official. The accused duo made a vanishing act from the spot after this.
The girl in semi-conscious state went to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital in an autorickshaw. She is now stated to be out of danger, the officer said.
A day later on Friday, she approached the police and thereafter a case was registered against the two men in Uttam Nagar police station, he said.
On the face of it, it appears that the friends of the rape accused might have tried to poison her to stop her from giving her testimony in the court. However, it is being verified, the officer said.
The rape accused has recently come out on bail. A case of kidnapping and rape was registered against him at Ranhola police station in 2018. He is being interrogated in connection with the incident, they said. As of now the teams have been formed to catch hold the culprits.