A minor girl was allegedly gangraped by three youths over a period of 51 days who kept her confined at an undisclosed location in Noida, the police said. The 16-year-old finally managed to escape on April 22 and return home in Noida’s Mamura and narrated her ordeal to her parents, who later filed an FIR. The girl’s father works in a factory.
The girl said that she knew two of her tormentors who lived in her neighbourhood. They had befriended her and then kidnapped her in the first week of March. Family members of the girl alleged that despite repeated attempts to lodge a complaint, police refused to file one initially. Only after they approached the SP (crime), an FIR was lodged. However, a police officer told TOI that the complainant allegedly had a compromise with the accused in the beginning.
Two of the accused were Chotu, a native of Chatarpur in Madhya Pradesh, and Suraj from Mahoba. “They kidnapped the girl and kept her confined in a room, where she was raped between March 2 and April 22. They had even threatened to kill her if she tried to flee. In their absence, the girl would be assaulted by Aditya, a resident of Sector 135 who would be present in the room. Aditya belongs to Banda district,” the complaint says as reported by ToI.
“She arrived in a dishevelled situation and narrated her ordeal to us. We then reached Phase III police and asked cops to lodge a complaint and get her medical test done, but the police made us sign on a paper. Later, no information was given to us and there was no headway in the probe,” the father said in the complaint.
Only on April 30, when the girl’s father gave a written complaint to Gautam Budh Nagar SP (crime) that an FIR was lodged under IPC sections 376 d (gangrape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 3/4 of the POCSO Act against the accused trio at the Phase III police station. And a medical test was conducted on Tuesday.
The girl’s father denied allegations of a compromise between them and the accused. However, he said that they signed the compromise papers after being misled by neighbours and others who told them their family honour would be lost and if the public got to know.