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Rajasthan: ‘Rape’ video; 21-yr-old files FIR, says police turned her away 2 yrs ago

The woman has alleged that the police had refused to lodge a case when she had approached them in 2019.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur |
Updated: July 3, 2021 12:27:17 am
The police said a case has been registered under relevant section of the Indian Penal Code and the IT Act.

The Alwar Police is investigating a case of gangrape and blackmail after a woman filed an FIR on June 28 saying she had been assaulted two years ago and police had turned her away when she went to file a complaint. A video of the alleged assault is reportedly being shared on the Internet, and police said they are trying to have it taken off.

Amit Singh, Circle Officer, Alwar Rural, said they were also looking into the 21-year-old’s claim that when she went to file a complaint after the incident, she was not heard and no case was registered.

“The complainant has said that in April 2019, when she had gone to appear for an exam, one of her classmates along with two other persons kidnapped and gangraped her and filmed inappropriate videos of her. Thereafter, they continued to rape her by blackmailing her with the video,” Singh, the investigating officer in the case, said.

He added that the woman had approached police on June 28, after another person, not among those who reportedly raped her, contacted her and tried to blackmail her.

On the woman’s claim that police didn’t originally lodge an FIR, the Circle Officer said, “We are conducting an inquiry to verify the accusation and also ascertain in which form she reported the matter to police. If any negligence is found on the part of police, action will be taken against the officials concerned.”

Singh said three people had been arrested, two who allegedly raped her, and the person who had reportedly tried to blackmail her recently. “We are investigating the matter and trying to trace the fourth accused and also probing if other people tried to circulate the video,” said the officer.

A case has been registered under IPC Sections 376 D (gangrape), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her into marriage etc), 384 (extortion) and 506 (criminal intimidation), along with Sections of the IT Act.

 

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