UP: Minor Dalit girl raped at police station when she went to file rape case

A Dalit rape survivor who was in her thirteen in Uttar Pradesh was allegedly raped again by the station house officer (SHO) Tilakdhari Saroj when she went to the police station in Pali to file a complaint against four men for gangraping her.

A Dalit rape survivor who was in her thirteen in Uttar Pradesh was allegedly raped again by the station house officer (SHO) Tilakdhari Saroj when she went to the police station in Pali to file a complaint against four men for gangraping her.

The incident that happened last month, came to light during counseling by a childline NGO after which a case was lodged in Lalitpur on Tuesday, according to Indian Express and Times of India.

According to the complaint filed by the mother of the survivor, her daughter was abducted on 22 April by Chandan, Rajbhan, Harishankar, and Mahendra Chaurasia, who took her to Bhopal where she was repeatedly raped by all the four accused.

On 26 April, the men left the girl at the local police station. Later, the girl was handed over to her aunt by the police inspector who kept her at her place without informing her parents.

A day later, the police called the girl to the police station to record her statement. In the evening, the girl’s aunt took her to the station house officer Tilakdhari Saroj’s room, where he raped her, according to the complaint.

During detailed counseling, the survivor revealed the whole ordeal. The childline NGO then contacted the parents of survivor.

An FIR was lodged on Tuesday against six persons, including SHO Pali Saroj, aunt of the survivor along with the four accused under section 363, 376, 376-B, 120-B IPC, section 3, 4 POCSO, and section 3(2)(V) SC/ST act.