Rape survivor attacked by two armed assailants

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 May 2017 14:08:50

Staff Reporter,

An eighteen-year-old rape survivor, a law student, was allegedly waylaid by two bike-borne youths, including the partner of Shahi Haveli Bar and Restaurant, and attacked with sharp-edged weapons in front of UCO Bank on Jail Road under MP Nagar police station on Sunday night. They were threatening her to withdraw rape complaint lodged by her against accused at MP Nagar police station in September 2016.
Later, the girl called SP (North) Arvind Saxena and narrated her ordeal. Subsequently, a case on charges of assault was registered against the accused at MP Nagar police station and search was on to nab them.

The incident took place around 8.30 pm while the survivor was returning home from TT Nagar where she had gone to purchase books. Two accused, Rupesh Jaiswal, partner in Shahi Haveli Bar and Restaurant located in MP Nagar, and his unidentified accomplice waylaid her and started abusing her for not compromising. When she refused to compromise they assaulted her. Rupesh attacked her with a knife following which they fled threatening her that he would administer her injection that she will not be able to walk. Complainant’s cousin said that on September 29, 2016, his sister had filed a case on charges of rape against accused Rupesh and his accomplice Arpit Saxena with police.

The accused had not only raped her but also forced her to abort the child. They had also threatened her of acid attack. As she was a minor then, the police had registered a case on charges of rape against them under relevant sections of IPC and POCSO Act. The accused were nabbed after four days and sent to jail. They were released from jail after 27 days and since then they are threatening the family to compromise in the case. In the meantime, the survivor took admission in BA.LLB course in a college at Indore. Since then the accused were posting threat messages on her WhatsApp number. She filed a written complaint with SP (South) on March 5.