Rape accused threatens victim of Unnao-like consequence

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A rape accused has been arrested recently in Baghpat of Uttar Pradesh for threatening the victim of Unnao-like consequence if she appears before the court. He put up a pamphlet outside the victim’s house in which he intimidated the girl. In the Unnao case, the victim died after she was set ablaze on her way to court.

As per reports, the said pamphlet was put outside the house of the rape victim where the rape survivor was threatened that she will meet the same fate as that of the Unnao rape victim if she would testify against the accused in the court.

“According to a complaint received in the Baraut police station, a pamphlet was pasted on the house of a rape victim that she will meet the same fate as that of the Unnao rape victim if she dares to give her statement,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Baghpat Pratap Gopender Yadav was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Following the complaint, the police arrested the accused who lives in the same village as that of the victim.

Security has also been provided to the girl, police said. “We have arrested the accused and are also providing security to the girl after we received the complaint. There is no problem with her security now,” police said.

The accused was arrested last July but now is out on bail.

“The accused, Soran, who lives in the same village, was jailed by the police earlier but then got out on bail. The victim’s father works as a driver in Delhi. Yesterday, when they returned to their house in the village they found the note pasted on the wall of their house,” Yadav said.

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