Rape victim consumes poison over police inaction

Rape victim consumes poison over police inaction

MEERUT: Aggrieved over the police’s failure to arrest those responsible for her gangrape even after two weeks, a rape victim allegedly consumed poison at Budhana police station on Wednesday. The 26-year-old victim is currently out of danger.

The victim’s kin later staged a dharna outside the SSP’s office and demanded that the accused be arrested immediately.

As per information, the victim was raped in Budhana town of Muzaffarnagar on June 17. Though an FIR was lodged in the case, the police have failed to arrest the accused.

The victim’s family alleged, “On June 17, four accused dragged her to the jungle when she arrived at Aterna village with her husband. The accused gangraped her and dumped her at the spot the next morning. The village head found her in a critical condition and rushed her to a hospital at Budhana. We lodged an FIR and the victim also recorded her statement before the magistrate under Section 164, IPC.”

On Wednesday, the victim again arrived at Budhana police station. However, cops allegedly misbehaved with her and asked her to return. The aggrieved girl later consumed poison at the police station and was rushed to Muzaffarnagar district hospital.


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