Gang-raped victim escapes after 51 days in captivity

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NATIONAL | May 8, 2019:

In a shocking incident, a minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by three youths over a period of 51 days who kept her confined at an undisclosed location in Noida, the police said.

The 16-year-old finally managed to escape on April 22 and return home in Noida.

The girl said that she knew two of her tormentors who lived in her neighbourhood. They had befriended her and then kidnapped her in the first week of March.

It was alleged that the accused kidnapped the victim and kept her in a room. The victim was allegedly raped between March 2 and April 22. The accused allegedly threatened to murder the accused and warned her against escaping.

Family members of the girl alleged that despite repeated attempts to lodge a complaint, police refused to file one initially.

As per TimesNow report, a police official stated that the complainant had agreed to compromise with the accused.

The girl's father denied allegations of a compromise between them and the accused. However, he said that they signed the compromise papers after being misled by neighbours and others who told them their family honour would be lost and if the public got to know.

Only on April 30, when the girl's father gave a written complaint to Gautam Budh Nagar SP (crime) that an FIR was lodged under IPC sections 376 d (gangrape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 3/4 of the POCSO Act against the accused trio at the Phase III police station. And a medical test was conducted on Tuesday.

Source: TimesNow