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Rajasthan: 20-year-old Alwar woman gangraped since 2019 after police fail to act; 3 arrested

The woman lodged a case of gang-rape at the Malakhera police station on June 28 this year. Three accused have now been arrested.

Rajasthan 20-year-old Alwar woman gangraped since 2019 after police fail to act; 3 arrested-dnm
Bengaluru, First Published Jul 2, 2021, 3:13 PM IST
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A 20-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped and blackmailed for over a period of two years in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, starting from April 2019.

According to the police, the woman has also alleged that initially when she went to the police in 2019 to report the issue, she was not heard, and no case was registered. Three accused have been arrested in the case.

Over the next two years, the accused gang-raped her repeatedly. They blackmailed her by threatening to release a video of the incident on social media.

On June 25, 2021, a man named Gautam Saini sent her the video that was being used to blackmail her and asked her to meet him if she did not want it sent to her family members. He then released the video on social media two days later.

On Thursday, the police arrested two of the culprits for allegedly kidnapping and raping the girl two years ago after she gathered courage and lodged an FIR on June 28. A third person also has been arrested for harassing her.

According to the FIR, the girl had gone to Alwar to appear for an examination in April 2019 and was met by one Vikas Chaudhary who was known to her. “Vikas and his friend Bhuru Singh Jat kidnapped and drugged her and, later, raped her at a house situated at MIA area on the outskirts of Alwar. She alleged that the guard of the housing locality had also connived with the accused. In the FIR, she has named Vikas and Bhuru and stated that two others had also raped her,” Alwar SP Tejaswini Gautam was quoted by Times of India.

The survivor had approached Malakhera police in May 2019, but the police refused to register her complaint. Since then, the main accused Vikas and others had been harassing her and also raping her.

Last month, on June 25, the survior was shocked when another man named Gautam Saini sent her a video clip of her rape and started blackmailing her and demanded to meet him on June 27.

“Saini asked her to meet him. She then came to me on June 28 and an FIR was lodged in this connection, based on which, we arrested Vikas and Bhuru,” the SP added.

Two days after lodging the FIR, police arrested the two main accused in this connection, while two are still at large. Police also arrested Saini who had sent the video to the girl.

The police said a case has been registered under sections including 376D (gangrape), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her mar­riage, etc.), 384 (punishment for extortion) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code along with sections of the IT Act.

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