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25-year-old alleges gangrape
Says she was made to compromise for Rs 30,000
Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, January 2
A 25-year-old woman and mother of a one-and-half-year-old boy today alleged that she was gangraped by three persons on New Year Eve and when she approached the police she was forced to reach a compromise with the accused, who included two property dealers, for Rs 30,000. Meanwhile, the police has refuted her allegations.

The woman carrying the baby and Rs 30,000 reached the office of the Superintendent of Police for registration of case, who asked the police to do so. In the evening a case was registered under Section 376 of the IPC.

The SP, Mr K.V. Ramana, said the woman had come to him on December 31 night and necessary directions were issued to the police. However, the woman asked for some time but did not turn up for medical examination. A senior police official said the following day she sent an application to the police, saying that she was not interested in police action.

The woman, a resident of Tirathnagar, however, tuned up before the SP today and alleged that the police forced her to reach a compromise with the accused. She told the SP that she had approached the property dealer as she wanted to purchase a plot. On December 31 evening she along with her husband (a rickshaw puller) reached the office of a property dealer at Kansapur village. Her husband left her after he found a passenger. The woman alleged that she was raped by three at the office.

She told the SP that she met Gulfan and told him her story. He took her to the Farakpur police station from where she was taken to the SP office. The SP asked the policemen to get her medical examined. However, the woman alleged that instead of medical examination she was taken to the Kansapur office of the property dealer on pretext of making arrests.

She alleged that at the office she was forced to sign a compromise letter and given Rs 30,000. The accused also threatened of her dire consequences in case she approached the police. Mr Ramana said the police would look into the allegations.



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