The Hush Post|11:00 am|1-min-read
The 19-year-old Haryana girl who had alleged that she was being raped in Shimla after being pulled into a car on Sunday evening, has backtracked from her allegations. On Tuesday evening, while getting her statement recorded before a magistrate, she denied the rape charges.
Despite her denial, the special investigation team (SIT) will continue with its inquiry, government sources said. However, the contents of the magisterial inquiry will not be made public.
Medical examination confirms no rape
The medical examination of the victim did not confirm rape on April 28. The girl stated that nothing had happened with her and she was tense due to her family circumstances and wished to withdraw the case.
Called up Gudiya helpline
While her statement was recorded before the magistrate, the girl denied the contents of her complaint lodged at Dhalli police station on Monday. She said, she had visited the Lakkar Bazaar police post on Sunday evening to take the number of Gudiya helpline. Later, she called alleging that she was abducted near the Dhalli tunnel, bundled into a car and raped.
CCTV footage shows she walked leisurely
During investigation, the police found that the statement of the victim did not match with the CCTV footage. Four cameras on the 1.5-km stretch between Shiv Mandir near the Dhalli tunnel and Hill Grove Public School revealed the victim could be seen walking leisurely on the road.
On Wednesday, the Chief Minister of HP, Jai Ram Thakur had directed the ADM (Law and Order) Prabha Rajeev to submit the magisterial report within 24 hours.