Girl in Delhi gets parents booked for ‘settling’ rape case

Girl in Delhi gets parents booked for ‘settling’ rape case

New Delhi: A girl in Delhi dared against the wish of their parents to ‘settle’ a rape case at the cost of money. Instead, she got her parents booked when they accepted a bribe from the accused to force her to withdraw her statement in court.

The girl was allegedly raped by two men in August 2017.

One of the accused, who was on interim bail, approached the girl’s parents requesting them to convince the girl to withdraw her statement in court at the bribe of Rs 20 lakh.

Since the girl’s parents were from the very poor background, they readily agreed and even asked one of the accused, who was out on bail, to pay an advance of Rs 5 lakh. The girl, who was sitting in the room heard the entire conversation between the accused and her parents.

When the accused came to pay the advance money of Rs 5 lakh, she questioned her parent’s motive. Instead, her parents tried to convince her about their financial condition and the need for money and they even requested her to change her statement in the court.

“I completely denied changing statement in the court. They kept trying to convince me and I stuck to my stand. The next morning they thrashed me and blackmailed me, saying that they were poor and needed that money,” she said in her complaint, according to media reports.

With the advance money in hand, she left for Aman Vihar police station in New Delhi to lodge a complaint.

She narrated the entire episode to the police, immediately after which a case under IPC Sections 195 (A) (threatening any person to give false evidence), 506 (threatening any person to give false evidence) and 120 (B) (punishment of criminal conspiracy) and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act was lodged.

Police said she handed over Rs 5 lakh (the first instalment of cash) to them and a team was formed to probe the matter.

Police said the girl’s mother, who did not know about her daring act when she returned home she was arrested. Her husband, however, managed to flee on hearing of his wife’s arrest. A team has been formed to arrest the man, said media reports.