Rape survivor’s family on hunger strike at SP’s office

Rape survivor’s family on hunger strike at SP’s office

KANPUR: Alleging police inaction, a rape survivor and her family from Kishni town sat on indefinite hunger strike outside the office of superintendent of police in Mainpuri district on Sunday.

The family alleged that despite a named FIR, the accused were still at large and the police were forcing them for a compromise.

The 21-year-old girl was allegedly abducted from her house in Daulatpur village on June 21 by the youth of the same village. The family members alleged that they had been stalking and harassing her for long.

The complaint stated that the victim was asleep along with her mother and younger siblings when main accused Kayam Singh, his relative Om Veer and Nagendra barged into the house and abducted her on gun-point.

“Kayam and his accomplices took her to a secluded place and gang-raped her. She was found lying unconscious on the outskirts of the village and brought home. The girl said that Kayam, his relative Om Veer and Nagendra had raped her at gun-point and threatened her with dire consequences if she reported the matter to the police,” her mother said.

The rape survivor and her family ran from pillar to post to get an FIR registered.

Her mother has been upset over police failure to arrest the main culprit and his two accomplices.

The family said that they had also met the circle officer and he had assured of action.

“We met the circle officer and requested him to arrest the accused. The Kishni police are asking us to reach a compromise. The accused are roaming free after ruining my daughter’s life,” she said.

The girl and her family decided to go on a hunger strike outside the office of superintendent of police on Sunday.

“I have decided to sit on hunger strike with my children All I am demanding is justice for my daughter,” her mother said.

Circle officer Bhogaon T P Singh said that an FIR has been registered. Those named in the FIR would be arrested, if found guilty.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kanpur/Rape-survivors-family-on-hunger-strike-at-SPs-office/articleshow/47956461.cms

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