Lucknow: A shocking incident came to the light after a 20-year-old widow from Uttar Pradesh set herself on fire being repeatedly gang-raped and exploited by her 'keeper'. According to the sources, the victim is now battling for life with 80% burns at a hospital in Delhi. The victim set burned herself last month.
The victim was sold by her father and aunt for Rs 10,000. The woman was repeatedly harassed and raped by the man who 'bought' her. According to the reports, accused took a loan from friends to 'buy' the victim. He also sent the woman to his friends to work as domestic help where she was again raped and harassed.
After reaching to the police for help, the victim was reportedly turned away by the cops. A video of the woman is now in circulation where she can be seen alleging that police did not take any action against the culprits and brushed the matter aside after taking money.
An FIR has been registered against the 14 people under various sections of the IPC. Hapur Superintendent of Police Yashveer Singh said that police have begun the investigating into the case.
“We have received a complaint against at least 14 persons and a probe has been set up,” the report quoted Rajesh Kumar Bharti, station house officer of Babugarh police station.
In the meantime, Delhi Commission for Woman (DCW) has taken up the woman's case and written to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath seeking compensation and justice for the victim.
In a letter sent to the CM, DCW chairperson said, “DCW is in receipt of a representation from a survivor of gang rape belonging to Hapur. The survivor has suffered unimaginable harassment at the hands of the UP police in Hapur which have refused to register an FIR despite repeated complaints.”