Mother arrested for forcing rape-victim to change statement

Elias Hubbard
Апреля 17, 2018

The other accused will be arrested soon. We lose every modicum of humanity in the adrenaline rush of a new debate. She returned after a week and filed a complaint of being held hostage and gang-raped by a property dealer and his associates. She claimed her parents were now pressuring her to change her statement in court.

The girl had gone missing in August a year ago after which her parents had filed a police complaint. "However, in this case, the local police had acted on the girl's statement".

She said she was purportedly taken to multiple places such as Noida and Ghaziabad where she was repeatedly gang raped.

Police have launched a manhunt to arrest the accused and a team was formed to investigate the matter.

She alleged that her parents forced her to change statement in court after taking Rs 5 lakh from the accused, police said. "The girl was aware of it", said an investigator. On April 10, when her parents went to the court, she took the money and approached the police and narrated the entire incident. But the girl refused to oblige, resulting in frequent quarrels with her parents.

A 15-year-old girl in Delhi approached the police with Rs 5 lakh, the amount that her parents have received to force her to change her statement in gang rape case trial.

According to a report in the Times of India, one of the accused in the case who was out on bail, offered money to the parents of the victim in order to settle and withdraw the case.

The police said, the 15-year-old girl, who was gangraped last year, lives with her family in Kirari, Outer Delhi. The parents took an advance of Rs 5 lakh to withdraw the rape case of their daughter.

"We arrested the girl's mother".

For now, the girl has been handed over to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), which sent her to a children's home. Parents bring a child into this world with the promise of always having her/his back.

I'm at a loss for words after hearing about this.

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