Out on Bail, Rape Accused Warns Survivor of Consequences
A rape accused out on bail in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat allegedly warned the victim against deposing in the court or face consequences worse than the Unnao tragedy, in which a girl was burnt to death recently.
The accused on Tuesday, allegedly pasted a warning outside the house of the 19-year-old victim, who was scheduled to give her statement in a court on Friday.
In shock, the girl's family informed police after which accused, Soharan, was arrested, Baghpat SP Pratap Gopendra said on Friday, 13 December.
The SP said security had been stepped up around the victim's house and policemen would accompany her to court in Delhi and bring her back.
The in-charge of the Baraut police station, RK Singh, quoting the complaint of the victim's father, said the girl, who was taking coaching in Delhi, was allegedly gang-raped by the youth and two others at his room in March 2018.
They had allegedly served her a cold drink laced with intoxicants.
Fed up with the harassment, the girl informed her parents after which an FIR was lodged at the Mukherjee Nagar police station in Delhi on 9 July 2018.
The case was being heard in a Rohini court in Delhi and the accused was out on bail, Singh said.
Soharan was reportedly pressuring the victim and her family for a compromise, he added.
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