Meerut gangrape: 3 people arrested so far, main accused still absconding
Posted on: 04:51 PM IST Aug 05, 2014
Meerut: Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday arrested three people, including a village chief and a woman, in the alleged gangrape and religious conversion of a 20-year-old teacher in Kharkhauda area of Meerut district, Uttar Pradesh. The main accused is, however, still at large.
The victim's statement is being recorded before the Magistrate. The police said that they have recovered an affidavit that showed the girl was re-christened. Her family claimed that she was forcefully converted.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has also sought a report in this matter from the state government.
The victim said that she was abducted on July 23 and taken to Hapur where she was gangraped. She said that she was later shifted to Muzaffarnagar from where she managed to escape. She said, "I was first taken to a Madrasa in Hapur and later moved to Muzaffarnagar. There were many other girls there but I couldn't meet them."
Vctim's mother said, "She was lured by the village leader with the promise of a job. They forcefully converted her. She was threatened. She is in a very bad condition."
Victim's uncle also highlighted the delay in the filing of the FIR in the case. He said, "We only got to know when she called and told us on August 3. We went to file an FIR but they refused. After intervention from various organisations the FIR was filed."
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said that the party condemned the gruesome incident. She said, "The ruling party must ensure that strict action is taken against those behind this crime. The law and order situation in the state has gone down the drain ever since the SP came into power. All the supposed development programs have gone for a toss."
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