IIT Kanpur student alleges rape by Facebook friend IAF officer in girls’ hostel; details here

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Updated: January 25, 2018 8:16:51 PM

In an incident reported from country's premier Indian Institute of Technology, a girl student has accused an Indian Air Force officer of raping her repeatedly inside the girls hostel of the institute.

IIT kanpur rape case: Indian Air Force officer allegedly raped her repeatedly inside the girls hostel of the institute.The girl alleged that she was raped by the officer at girls’ hostel of the institute.

In an incident reported from country’s premier Indian Institute of Technology, a girl student has accused an Indian Air Force officer of raping her repeatedly on the pretext of marriage, as per PTI. The girl further alleged that she was raped by the officer at IIT Kanpur’s girls hostel of the institute. Navin Kumar Singh, Circle Officer (Kalyanpur), said that a case has been lodged under IPC sections 376 (rape), 354B (criminal force with intent to disrobe women), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 504 (intentional insult), and 506 (criminal intimidation). As per the report, the IAF officer is a resident of Bihar’s Saran. Accused’s friend, sister and brother-in-law have also been named in the FIR. The police official said that an investigation has been initiated in the issue, however, no arrests have been made yet. The girl will soon be produced before the magistrate concerned for recording of her statements under section 164 of CrPC. As per girl, she had met the accused through social networking site Facebook about a year back. Since then they kept in touch with each other through social media. The accused proposed marriage and started visiting the girl’s hostel of IIT-K and allegedly raped her repeatedly.

Women safety has been an issue of concern in Uttar Pradesh for a long time. On January 20, a rape victim reportedly wrote a letter in her blood to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath, demanding action against those responsible. “The police is not taking action against the accused due to their powerful links. They (accused) are putting pressure on me to withdraw the case. I should be given justice otherwise I will commit suicide,” the girl said in the letter. Girl’s father alleged that the accused raped his daughter, an engineering student, and were blackmailing her since. In October, 2017, another FIR against unidentified persons was registered in Raebareli in which it was alleged that a fake Facebook profile of the girl was made and obscene pictures were posted on it.

On January 3, a 17-year-old girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances a few hours after she was allegedly raped at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda, Indian Express reported. In what intensified the mystery, the man who allegedly raped her was also found hanging from an electricity tower next morning. Girl’s father accused the police and doctors of not providing treatment to his daughter on time.

 

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