An incident of rape in Lucknow’s Chinhat area highlights the fearlessness for the rule of law in the minds of criminals in Uttar Pradesh. In the incident which happened last week, a young girl was allegedly abducted and raped by a man, who is said to be a relative of a Pradhan, in a village in the area when she slapped him for passing lewd comments on her.
The accused also thrashed the victim when she tried to protest getting raped and later dumped her near a canal and fled away. The Chinhat police have arrested the accused named Ankur.
The young girl, who is a B.A. student and works at a sewing centre, is a resident of a village in the Chinhat area. The victim on August 20 was returning from the sewing centre when on her way back home she was eve teased by Ankur, who is a nephew of a Pradhan.
The victim retaliated by slapping the accused on his face and went her way. The accused, along with one of his accomplice, got hold of her before she could reach home. He allegedly dragged the victim to a nearby school and outraged her modesty.
The accused and his aide also thrashed the young girl brutally when she tried to protest getting raped. Later. they both fled away, dumping the injured girl near Indira Canal.
Somehow, the victim reached her home and narrated her sad ordeal to her family. The victim’s family reached out to a village panchayat for justice, but to no avail as the case involved the nephew of a pradhan.
The victim, along with her family, went to officials at the Chinhat Police Station. The police lodged an FIR and immediately arrested Ankur and are carrying out further investigations in the case.