A 19-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh pursuing a commerce degree in Bengaluru has accused her father, a hawaldar in the Indian Army, of allegedly sexually abusing over the past five years. The complaint comes close on the heels of the havaldar filing a kidnap complaint against the girl’s boyfriend with whom she had eloped a month ago.
The Vidyaranyapura police in North Bangalore who registered a case on the basis of the complaint of the 19-year-old said that the girl had been reported missing a month ago after she ran away with a distant relative Amith Kumar Singh who was staying at their home. The girl’s father an army havaldar had attempted to crack down on his daughter’s relationship with Singh and had sent the youth back to UP last month.
However, his daughter also allegedly eloped with Singh resulting in the havaldar filing a police complaint of kidnap against Singh at the Vidyaranyapuram police station.
The girl recently returned home and told the police that she was not kidnapped and that she went with Singh of her own volition. She also provided proof that she was not a minor. The police had closed the kidnap case based on the statement of the girl. Police said the girl approached them again last week to file a complaint against her father. She has alleged in the complaint that she has been sexually abused by her father.
The police have taken up a case of rape based on the complaint lodged by the victim and further investigations are on to find out whether the allegations are true or false.
The Vidyaranyapura police said they had written a requisition letter to the Indian Army seeking permission to question the havaldar. “We are waiting for a reply from the Indian Army to interrogate and arrest the accused person,” an investigating officer said.