October 20, 2021

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UP girl consumes poison over harassment by 3 village men, family alleges political pressure to withdraw case


A 17-year-old girl is battling for her life at a Noida hospital after she consumed poison after being allegedly harassed by three men from her village in UP’s Aligarh district. The victim’s family alleged political pressure to withdraw the case.
A 17-year-old girl is battling for her life at a Noida hospital after she consumed poison after being allegedly harassed by three men from her village in UP’s Aligarh district.
On November 6, the family of the victim had filed a complaint of sexual harassment against the three accused of harassing the teenager at the Piswa Police Station in Aligarh.
The victim’s family has alleged they had also been urging officials at the Piswa Police Station to look into the threats received from one of the accused for the past three weeks.
They claimed that instead of addressing their concerns, the police pressured them to withdraw the case.
The victim’s family also alleged that a local BJP MLA has been mounting pressure on the police to withdraw the case.
THE INCIDENT
On November 6, the family of the Class 11 girl had filed a complaint at the Piswa Police Station in Aligarh alleging that when she was returning home, three motorcycle-borne men of the village forcibly dragged her to a nearby field, sexually harrassed her and took her videos.
They threatened her that if she would not receive their phone calls, they would post her photos on social media.
The girl was later rescued after villagers nearby in the area heard her scream.
The girl then reached home and informed her parents. Her family then filed a complaint the same evening.
The next day the accused posted her pictures on social media, police said.
According to the victim’s father, he approached the police station, but his complaint was not entertained.
The girl consumed poison and was admitted to a hospital in Noida on Friday.
Superintendent of Police (Rural) Shubham Patel on Sunday said that a case has already been filed on the basis of complaint filed by the victim’s family.
“The victim’s condition is stable now,” Patel said.
Patel said three teams have been formed to arrest the three accused.

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