Father-son duo held for rape, sodomy

Prateek Goyal
Friday, 1 September 2017

According to the Khadak police, she and her husband eloped and got married at an Arya Samaj temple in Delhi in 2015 as they belonged to different communities and their parents were not ready to accept their marriage

Pune: A 60-year-old man was arrested by Khadak police for allegedly raping his daughter-in-law last week. His 31-year-old son was also arrested on the allegations of sodomy and forced abortion.

According to the Khadak police, she and her husband eloped and got married at an Arya Samaj temple in Delhi in 2015 as they belonged to different communities and their parents were not ready to accept their marriage.

However, both the families later agreed and conducted their marriage ceremony. But after the marriage was conducted, the family of the boy didn’t accept the girl as their daughter-in-law. According to the complaint, she suffered mental harassment after the marriage on daily basis from her in-laws. They constantly harassed her for belonging to a different caste and demanded dowry.

She alleged that on the afternoon of July 16, 2015, she was allegedly raped by her father-in-law in the absence of other family members at the house. She was raped again two days later by her father-in-law and was threatened by him with consequences if in case she reveals this to anyone.

The complainant also accused her husband of forced unnatural sex. She alleged that her husband had made a video of her at that time.

As per the statement of the complainant, the man’s family was angry when she informed them about her pregnancy on September 13, 2015. Her brother came to intervene but was not entertained by her husband and in-laws. The woman then left with her brother but two weeks later, her husband convinced her to return home.

According to the Khadak police station, in October 2015 the woman later informed her husband and her sister-in-law about the alleged sexual abuse by her father-in-law. But instead of taking any stand, she was threatened to keep everything to herself. The woman stayed at the house of her husband till April 2017 and was allegedly abused on a number of occasions till she finally left the house.

Rajendra Mokashi, Police Inspector of Khadak police station, said, “We have arrested the father and son. They have accepted charges of forced abortion. We have initiated our investigation regarding the charges of rape and sodomy which will be clarified soon.” Both the accused are in the police custody till Friday and will be produced in court for further legal proceedings.

 

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