Rape Accused Held for Killing Teen Survivor’s Father in Firozabad
The family alleged that the accused in the rape case was responsible for the killing.
The man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad was arrested on Wednesday, 12 February, for allegedly killing her father.
The 50-year-old was shot dead late 10 February in New Tilak Nagar by the accused, identified as Achaman Upadhaya.
"Achaman Upadhaya, who was accused of killing the father of a rape survivor has been arrested following an encounter. The police had announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 on the accused," said Superintendent of Police (city) Prabal Pratap Singh.
The victim’s daughter was allegedly raped six months by Upadhaya and a case was registered against him.
At the time of the encounter with the UP Police, Upadhaya was accompanied by two of his associates, one of whom was arrested while the other managed to escape, police said, adding that a police jawan too, sustained bullet injury.
Following the incident, three policemen were suspended for laxity, police officials told PTI.
Rape survivor’s kin told The Times of India that Upadhaya was constantly pressuring the survivor’s father to withdraw the rape case and threatened to kill him if he did not comply with his terms.
IG Satish Ganesh told The Times of India that despite two FIRs – which includes rape – lodged in August, 2019 at Shikohabad and a charge sheet filed, the police failed to arrest the accused.
IG Satish Ganesh suspended inspector Keshav D Sharma, inspector Lokendra Singh and sub inspector Ashesh Kumar for “not carrying out their responsibilities.”
(With inputs from PTI and Times of India)
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