An alleged gangrape victim on Wednesday consumed poison outside the Bhudana police station in Muzaffarnagar while blaming the police for not arresting the accused in the case.
The woman was admitted to a hospital, where her condition is stated to be stable. The victim and the accused, both belong to the Dalit community. “We are looking into the matter and considering to lodge a case against the woman on charges of attempt to commit suicide,” Muzaffarnagar SSP K B Singh said.
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Bhudhana Station House Officer Kamal Singh Yadav said the woman is a daily wage labourer at a brick kiln. Her father, sister and brother are currently lodged in Muzaffarnagar District Jail for the murder of a youth, who was shot dead outside his house on March 27. The trio was arrested on the basis of statements given by the deceased’s brother and two uncles, who claimed to have witnessed the murder, Yadav said.
“The murder was fallout of an enmity between the two families. The woman later got a rape case lodged against the three witnesses. The medical examination of the woman has not confirmed rape. Her statement before the magistrate has been recorded,” he added.
Budhana Circle Officer Satya Prakash Sharma said on June 18, the woman had lodged a rape case against the deceased’s brother and two uncles, alleging that they had raped her in her house on June 17.
“On Wednesday, we picked up a youth, who is an acquaintance of the woman, for questioning. In the meantime, the woman reached the police station and alleged that the police were harassing an innocent person and not arresting the accused,” he added.
“After a few minutes, the woman left of the police station and consumed some poisonous substance. She was rushed to a community health centre and later referred to the district hospital. Her condition is stable now,” the SHO said.