The victim, a 20-year-old, from Bihar, was sold in Noida by her husband who married her on the false pretext of love.
New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Jaihind on Friday said that she will write a letter to UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath on the issue of UP police denying to file an FIR of a gangrape victim. The commission said that the FIR was filed only after a counselor employed with the Delhi Commission for Women went with the victim to Noida.
The victim, a 20-year-old, from Bihar, was sold in Noida by her husband who married her on the false pretext of love. “The girl was then gangraped repeatedly by seven-eight men before she somehow managed to escape. She then reached a Noida police station for help. The Noida police, instead of registering a case against the accused, forced her to just go to her relative’s house in Delhi. The victim did not lose courage and called the 181 Women Helpline, seeking help. A counselor from the Mobile Helpline programme (MHL) reached Noida and helped her in registering an FIR against the accused,” the commission said in a statement.
The statement further said that the girl somehow managed to escape on April 2 and approached Noida police for help. “The police, instead of registering an FIR, sent her to her uncle in Delhi,” it said.
The victim then sought help by calling on Women Helpline number 181 of the Delhi Commission for Women.
A Delhi Commission for Women counselor then got an FIR lodged in Noida with the help of Delhi Police.
DCW chief said that if the Noida Police can refuse to help a victim of gang rape and leave her to fend for herself then what would be the condition in the rest of the state. She also said that she would write a letter to the UP CM, Yogi Adityanath, urging him to take strict action against the concerned police officers for their apathy and negligence and give justice and assistance to the victim.