17-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Gang-Raped By Father, Brother, Uncles For Eloping With Lover In UP
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by her father, brother and two uncles on Tuesday in Dhandheda village of Muzaffarnagar for eloping with her lover. The accused were arrested after the minor filed a complaint against them.
The girl's mother and sister-in-law, however, refused the allegation dubbing it baseless.
The police filed the case under section 376 D(gang rape) of IPC and is investigating the matter.
According to a TOI report, the family first filed a complaint in August after which during the proceedings, the girl had declared that she had left with the man on her own, following which the court had let the man off.
In October, she eloped again and a fresh case was filed. On November 2, the girl approached Allahabad High Court and said that she was gang-raped by her family members at a private nursing home here and was forced to miscarry the baby she was pregnant with.
On November 18, the high court ordered police to file an FIR under serious sections of the IPC including gang rape. The FIR was filed on November 19, and the accused were arrested on Monday.
Manoj Chaudhary, station house officer, Sikhera police station said, "The girl's family had filed a case under IPC section 363 (kidnapping) first in July, in which the court had let off the boyfriend, Gayasuddin. But before the October case could be heard in court, the girl went to Allahabad High Court, which pronounced that an FIR should be filed against the family."
After the instructions of the high court, the accused family members of the girl, including her father Haakim, brother Saabir and two uncles Sameen and Aashu, have been booked and arrested under sections 376 D (gang rape), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 313 (causing miscarriage without woman's consent) of the IPC.
Meanwhile, the girl's mother said that the girl had made the allegations under the influence of Gayasuddin. "My husband and son are innocent. It is sad that the family's reputation is at risk and my daughter is unable to understand this due to Gayasuddin," said the girl's mother.