A shameful news has come out from Moradabad district of UP. A minor girl returning from the fair was abducted and raped by five youths and then forced to run naked on the road after stripping naked. After this they left the girl in the middle of the way. As soon as the girl reached home, she informed the family members about the incident. On the complaint of the family members, the police registered a complaint, but kept taking the matter lightly.
Yesterday, a video related to this matter was shared by a woman by tweeting. After which there was a stir in the police administration. Now the police has also given its clarification in this matter.
The incident happened on 1 September. A 15-year-old girl from a village under Bhojpur police station area was returning from a fair outside the village. At around 7 pm, she was abducted by Nitin, Kapil, Ajay, Naushe Ali and Imran, residents of Islamnagar. After kidnapping, they took the girl on two bikes to the forest of Saidpur Khaddar village and gang-raped her. The cries of the girl were heard by a man working in the nearby fields. When the person reached near them, the accused started running away.
During this, they also forced the girl to run on the street naked. As soon as the girl reached home, she informed the family about the incident. When the relatives reached the police station with a complaint about the matter, the police postponed them in the name of investigating. Seeing no action being taken in the matter, the family appealed to SSP Hemant Kutiyal on 6 September. On the instructions of the SSP, a case was registered on September 7 and one accused Naushe Ali was arrested.
On Tuesday, a video of the girl running naked was shared by a woman on Twitter, in which Moradabad police was also tagged. After the video surfaced, there was a stir in the police administration. People from all over the district started sharing the video. After which the police also presented their explanation through Twitter. Police say that one accused has been arrested after registering a case in the matter, further action is being taken.
The senior police officer took cognizance of the incident after the CCTV footage of the incident surfaced and directed the local police to register an FIR on September 7, a week after the incident. Based on the complaint of the minor victim’s uncle, an FIR was registered at Bhojpur police station under sections 376DA, 504, 506 of the IPC and relevant sections of the POCSO Act.
Moradabad Senior Superintendent of Police Hemant Kutiyal has said- In the statement recorded before the magistrate after registering the FIR, the girl’s parents told that no incident happened to her and the girl has had some mental problems since childhood. After this we got the girl medical examination done, in which sexual abuse was not confirmed.
The SSP further told that a witness has seen an accused on the spot, he was sent to jail. The villagers and the girl’s family gave an affidavit and told that due to the prevailing politics in the village, the girl’s uncle along with a person has filed a case against 5 people.