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Posted at: Sep 26, 2016, 12:35 AM; last updated: Sep 26, 2016, 12:35 AM (IST)

Rohtak rape victim ends life after changing statement

Two held on gang rape charge

  • Rohtak: The police have arrested two youths—Satish (27) of Titoli village in Rohtak district and Rakesh (33) of Khumbha Kheri village in Hisar district — on the charge of gang-raping a 22-year-old woman who works at a beauty parlour here. A police spokesperson said efforts were on to arrest the third person named by the complainant In her complaint, the woman had alleged that Satish of Titoli village called her up on September 18 and said he wanted to meet her. As the woman knew Satish, she went to meet him at Chhotu Ram Chowk in the town. However, Satish along with his friend, Rakesh of Hisar, allegedly kidnapped her and took her to Titoli village by car, where they allegedly raped her in agricultural fields. Later, the woman was taken to Bahadurgarh, where another youth, Golu of Mandothi village in Jhajjar district, joined them. Golu also allegedly raped the woman. Later, they abandoned her in Bahadurgarh and sped away. A case was registered against the said youths under the IPC and the SC/ST Act on September 20. The accused have been remanded in police custody for one day.

Sunit Dhawan

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, September 25

A married woman of Katesara village in the district, who was allegedly raped on the intervening night of September 23 and 24, allegedly committed suicide at her house this morning.

The woman was found hanging in her room by her family members and neighbours, who informed the police. A police team reached there and sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

However, the case has taken a new turn with the police maintaining that the complainant, who had initially alleged gang rape, later conceded that she had gone on her own with Sunil of the same village, who raped her.

Rohtak SSP Rakesh Arya told The Tribune that in her statement recorded before the Magistrate, the woman had alleged that she was kidnapped by five youths as she stepped out of her home on Friday night. The kidnappers dragged her into their car and sped away. The woman had alleged that the youths raped her and later abandoned her in an unconscious state on Pilana road.

“However, when we got her counselled by a woman advocate, the complainant admitted that the gang rape allegation was not true. She said she had gone with Sunil on his motorcycle but he later raped her,” Arya maintained.

But before her new statement could be recorded before the Magistrate, she ended her life.

Meanwhile, the police have arrested Sunil (26) of Katesara village in the district. Sunil was named in the police complaint lodged by the woman. As per the police, Sunil is a relative of the deceased.

Sunil was produced before a local court today, which remanded him in police custody for one day.

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