The Hush Post: An 18 year old girl from Delhi got her parents booked for accepting money to settle a rape case. The girl, who had been raped by two men in 2017, showed great resolve and courage and decided not to stay quiet.
After she was raped, she filed a case against the two men, who were subsequently arrested. One of the men, who got out on bail, offered the parents of the girl 20 lakh rupees on condition that they withdraw the case against the men. The parents, who are financially weak, readily accepted. Their daughter, however, approached the police and informed them about this ‘settlement’.
The girl told the police that she had been raped by two men, who kidnapped her and after raping her, left her in an abandoned spot. Sunil Shahi, one of the accused who was out on bail, approached her parents and made the offer. The parents readily agreed and even took an advance of 5 lakh rupees in order to convince their daughter to take back the case.
“I completely denied taking back the case, but my parents didn’t back out either. They kept trying to convince me and I stuck to my stand. The next morning they thrashed me and blackmailed me, saying that they were poor and needed that money,” she said.
After thrashing her, the parents left for the court. The girl came out of the room she was hiding in, and finding the bag that contained the money, rushed to the Aman Vihar Police Station.
After narrating the entire incident to the police, a case under IPC Sections 195 (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.
A team was formed to investigate the matter, and upon reaching the girl’s house, arrested the mother. The father, who heard the commotion, fled from the spot. Efforts are underway to locate him and arrest him as well.
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