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Mom throws pregnant rape survivor into river in UP

29th June 2014   ·   0 Comments

AGRA: A 16-year-old rape survivor was allegedly tied up and thrown into the river by her mother and uncle in Jasrana area of Firozabad on Thursday, after they got to know that she was pregnant with the child of her rapist.

The girl was swept in the river for 17 km before being rescued by Mainpuri villagers on Friday morning.

Her ordeal was, however, far from over, as, on being taken to the police station, she was allegedly not given food or medical aid for over three hours, after which she collapsed. The police then took her to the district hospital in Mainpuri, where she started bleeding. She was referred to Saifai medical college where condition is stated to be critical.

The girl was reportedly raped during a birthday function in Firozabad four months ago. She did not inform anyone about the incident as the accused had threatened to kill her if she did. A week ago, she came to know that she is pregnant.

Her mother had then tried to get the child aborted. When this failed, she and the girl’s maternal uncle had tied up her hands and legs and thrown her into the river on Thursday afternoon.

The girl was rescued by the villagers of Aunch in Mainpuri and taken to Kurawali police station. The police, however, took no notice of the girl and she was made to sit for over three hours with no food or medical aid. Unable to put up with her ordeal anymore, she lost consciousness. Police then took her to the Mainpuri district hospital, where she had a miscarriage. She is now undergoing treatment in Saifai medical college.

Talking to TOI, Kurawali CO Suresh Veer Singh said no one from the girl’s family has turned up yet. When asked about alleged insensitive treatment of the survivor by police, he denied it, saying, “Police provided best help to the girl. Her medical examination was done in district women’s hospital, Mainpuri, after which she was referred to Saifai.”

Firozabad DM Vijay Kiran Anand said he has ordered a probe into the matter and the accused will be nabbed soon. He added that action will also be taken against policemen if they are found to have mistreated the girl.

 

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