During a public hearing at the SSP’s office in Prayagraj, the mother of a rape victim consumed poison on Monday, demanding justice.
The police then immediately rushed her to hospital and her condition is stable.
The elderly woman had registered a rape case against a teen at the Dhoomanganj police station. The accused was then detained by the police and sent to the Correctional Centre.
WHAT’S THE CASE?
A case of molesting, abusing and threatening an elderly woman, her minor daughter, and her sister was registered against the juvenile accused. After a few days, on May 13, the family members of the accused lodged a counter-complaint.
They lodged a case against the son-in-law and husband of the elderly woman, alleging molestation. Upset over this, the woman attempted suicide by consuming poison.
The rape victim’s sister, who had informed the police that her sister was raped, said that police raids were conducted to apprehend her brother-in-law and father, who are on the run.
ACCUSED ATTEMPTED SUICIDE
Tensions have been simmering between the two families for several years. The juvenile also tried to commit suicide several times while living in the correctional house.
Prayagraj SSP Ajay Kumar said the entire matter is being investigated and assured that action will be taken against the guilty.
(With inputs from Anand Raj)