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Rape by dad,brother: Neighbours talk of a ‘well-behaved’ family

The residents find it hard to believe that the alleged crime went on for so long inside the three-room house without it ever being noticed by anyone

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: September 6, 2013 3:34:38 am

The largely “well-behaved” family and one that has lived like “such good neighbours” has left its entire neighbourhood in Krishna Nagar locality shocked ever since the family’s 25-year-old daughter levelled allegations on her father and brother of sexually abusing her repeatedly for the past nine years and her mother of “supporting the accused”.

The residents find it hard to believe that the alleged crime went on for so long inside the three-room house without it ever being noticed by anyone. The woman’s father had bought the house in localty 10 years ago.

On Wednesday,at the Chief Minister’s Janata Darshan,the girl submitted a complaint in which she accused her father and brother of sexually exploiting her since 2004. The father’s claim,according to the victim,is that he was under the control of an evil soul,which made him rape and assault his daughter.

The woman has also alleged that she had become pregnant 8-9 times and consumed pills for abortion,which has caused infection in her kidneys.

While the woman has alleged that she was not allowed to leave home alone,the neighbours said she usually went out alone.

“I live in the neighbourhood but I have never noticed anything unusual in so many years. However,what was happening inside their house,I cannot tell. I am shocked to know this,” a woman said.

Another neighbour said the girl had been going alone to college from where she completed her BA,and also visited the houses in neighbourhood but never told anyone about the exploitation.

The talks about the family being influenced by a tantrik into committing the act has also left the neighbourhood perplexed.

“Although there were several religious functions at their house and the family visited some tantriks also,I never noticed anything about the harassment,” the neighbour added.

Even the police,after the preliminary investigations,have ruled out the family being under the tantrik’s influence. Hazratganj Circle Officer Dinesh Yadav said the tantrik had only started visiting the family two years ago while the girl has alleged rape for the past nine years.

Yadav also said they were in consultation with several psychological experts to figure out the behaviour of the accused father and brother. He added that the father however believed that the girl

was not his daughter which could have been one of the reasons behind his perverted behaviour.

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