WION Web TeamNew Delhi, Delhi, IndiaApr 17, 2018, 07.17 AM (IST)
A brave 16-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by two men in 2017 got her parents booked when try tried to convince her to change her statement against the case in exchange for bribe, reports said on Tuesday.
The girl had gone missing in August last year after which her parents had filed a police complaint. She returned after a week and told police that she was held captive by two men who raped her.
The two men were later arrested. However, one of them got out on interim mail and approached her parents on April 10 hoping they would convince their daughter to withdraw the case in exchange for a bribe of Rs 20 lakh. As per reports, the parents quickly agreed and asked for an advance but the girl went to the police on Tuesday to lodge a complaint against them.
The victim told the police that she was in her room when her parents met the accused and heard the entire conversation. She said that as soon as the man left her house, she went up to her parents to ask for justification. Instead, they tried to convince her to give a false statement.
Reports say that the girl was thrashed and blackmailed by her parents, saying that they desperately needed the money. She said that after thrashing her for a while, someone came to their house to hand them Rs 5 lakh as advance money. Her parents hid that money beneath the bed and left for court.
But, the girl quickly took the bag and went to Aman Vihar police station to lodge a complaint. She narrated the entire incident to the police, immediately after which a case under IPC Sections 195 (A) (threatening any person to give false evidence), 506 (threatening any person to give false evidence) and 120 (B) (punishment of criminal conspiracy) and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act was registered.
Later the mother, upon her arrival from court, was arrested. The father, however, fled as he got the news of his wife's arrest. The police are on a lookout for the man to arrest him.