The City Kotwali police on Sunday finally registered an FIR following court orders on charges of gangrape that took place in October last year. The victim, a 35-year-old woman, had alleged two persons of kidnapping and raping her in 2012 as well, and then by five persons while returning home in Muzaffarnagar in October last year.
Station House Officer of Kotwali police station, Chaman Singh Chawda said they will probe if the case lodged in 2012 and the one reported on Sunday had any connection. The police team visited the victim’s house on Monday to record her statement but she was not there. The woman is married and has children while her husband earns by doing odd jobs, Chawda added.
According to the police, the woman had accused two persons — Shahzad and Shafeeq — of kidnapping and gangraping her in 2012. The two accused, who were arrested and sent to jail then, are currently out on bail even as the police have filed chargesheet against them.
In the FIR registered on Sunday night, the victim alleged that while returning home in a bus from Kairana area in Muzaffarnagar, she got down at a crossing in City Kotwali area on October 8 last year. While she was walking, a group of five men forcibly dragged her into the car they were in and took her to the thickets in the interior where she was gangraped.
She further alleged that the accused assaulted her and issued life threats if she informed the police about the incident.
The victim claimed that she had visited the local police station then where officers refused to entertain her complaint. She later approached the court seeking direction for registering of the FIR.
The woman has identified the accused in last year’s case as Shakeel, Kala, Rajesh and Wasid while the fifth one who was driving the car remains unidentified.
The SHO said they will question the victim if she already knew the accused persons. While one of them belongs to UP’s Bijnor district, others hail from Panipat in Haryana.