Police question Meerut woman’s version: ‘Hospital records mention her husband’

The police have detained Kaleem and are interrogating him to ascertain his relationship with the woman.

By: Express News Service | Meerut | Published:August 9, 2014 3:07 am

The UP police Friday claimed that the 20-year-old Meerut woman, who alleged she was gangraped and forcibly converted to Islam, went to Meerut medical college on July 23 accompanied by one Kaleem, who was listed in the hospital records as her husband.

The woman has alleged that she was gangraped and converted between July 23 and August 2. Addressing a press conference at Police Lines in Meerut on Friday evening, Senior Superintendent of Police Onkar Singh contradicted the woman’s claim that she was taken to a hospital in Muzaffarnagar by the main accused, Sanaullah, and underwent an operation there.

In Lucknow, Secretary (Home) Kamal Saksena also claimed that the investigation had found that the woman’s allegation that she was kidnapped was false. He said that according to records, the woman was admitted to Meerut medical college between July 23 and 27 — the same period during which she alleged she was abducted — with Kaleem, a resident of Kharkhoda area, listed as her husband.

The police have detained  Kaleem and are interrogating him to ascertain his relationship with the woman. The SSP said that doctors had to operate on her as she was 45 days pregnant and her embryo was stuck in the fallopian tube. “This complication required immediate operation or the girl could have died,” he said.

In his complaint to the police on August 3, the woman’s father had said that she was first kidnapped by the village pradhan and three other people on July 23, gangraped and forcibly converted in a madrasa in Hapur. The woman, in her statement to the police the same day, had alleged that she was kidnapped for a second time and taken to a Muzaffarnagar madrasa, where she was kept confined for several days before she managed to escape.

The police have neither denied nor confirmed whether the girl was gangraped in Muzaffarnagar. “I am only giving the information of what happened with the girl from July 23 to 27. She has alleged in the FIR and affidavit that she was gangraped on July 29,” he said. The police have so far arrested five persons in connection with the case and have issued a non bailable warrant against Sanaullah, who is still on the run.

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    arvind
    Aug 8, 2014 at 11:40 pm
    Why a woman is required to mention the name of her husband while admitting to any hospital? There should not be any legal binding. Our Medico-legal procedure requires someone has to sign papers before being operating any patient. That time who so ever is present is signing the papers and it is just a formality. It does not scrutinised by the anyone in the hospital. In Police case that part becomes of prime importance. Our Legal system is not taken into account in day to day operations and that is why problems are cropping up. Our Parliamentary system is not serious of crimes. One example I would like to quote is of Mr.Mundada. Mundada scam had rocked the Parliament during Pt.Nehru's time. Then how that his next two generations have elected as Members of Parliament? Either people forgot or he was not punished for the economic crimes that he had committed in any of the Court of Law.
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    birendrakumar
    Aug 9, 2014 at 10:55 am
    Acceptance and adoption of any religion is individual's choice but forcefully conversion by any community is neither ethical nor humanitarian act and law should intervene in such matters.
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    Bhushan Bhat
    Aug 9, 2014 at 9:29 am
    it is clear police is trying to save accused in one way or the other/girl has been violated ually/she has been forced to convert/some body has come up as her husband and got her aborted
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    Jugal Kishore Sharma
    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:52 am
    Police fabricate the falsified case against Madarsa key personnel, rape case complete distort his image, woman or girl insane because knitting fact. Police and Administration are liable for compensate to them, times for woman behind bars set out.
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