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The two Gurgaon women bouncers, who managed to foil a rape attempt at gunpoint in a moving car on Saturday, have alleged that the Investigating Officer (IO) in the case has shared their contact details with the families of the accused, who have been harassing and threatening them to drop the case.
Asked if any action would be taken against the IO, Commissioner of Police Sandeep Khirwar said, “We will conduct an inquiry into the matter and take appropriate action.”
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The accused were identified as Vikas, who hails from Aligarh and resides in Gurgaon’s Firoz Gandhi colony, and Pavan, who hails from Bahadurgarh and resides in Gurgaon’s Pratap Nagar.
“I got a call from Pawan’s relatives. At first, they asked me to take back the case and reach a compromise, claiming that the accused were just children who had done one wrong thing. I asked them what kind of children think of committing such crimes?” said one of the women, adding that when she refused to take back the case, Pawan’s relatives began threatening her.
“They told me something bad could happen to me if I don’t take back the case,” she said.
Soon after she received the first call, the victim called up the IO. “The police were the only ones who had our numbers. So I knew the families of the accused got our numbers from the police. When I called the IO, she admitted she had given them the numbers,” the woman alleged.
The women have also alleged that the IO had been pressuring them not to register a case the day the incident took place. “She had told us on Saturday that we should just take the valuables that the police had retrieved from the accused and be satisfied. She said if we registered a case, we would just be running around in courts for years,” one of the women said.
She said that the IO had also asked them “inappropriate” questions while registering the FIR.