Agra woman charges four for group rape in Firozabad; police say that the woman was paid to frame the men
AGRA: On Wednesday, a 22-year-old woman from Agra The district filed an FIR of alleged group rape against four men at the district's Pachokhara police station. Although hours later, police said their investigation found serious discrepancies in the victim's narrative, and the three defendants named were not in Firozabad at the time of the incident.
Resident of Kakraita area of Sikandra police jurisdiction in Agra, the victim made distress call to dial 112 from Etah-Tundla road near Galib village which is close to 1.5 km away from Pachokhara police station.
“Student of BA first year, the woman claimed that she was brought into an SUV from Agra to Pachokhara police jurisdiction by four men, including three acquaintances (friends of the victim's brother), who then raped her in farm fields along the Etah-Tundla road. The woman stated that she was on her way to her coaching institute near Khandari (Agra), when one of the accused approached her and informed that her brother has met with an accident and therefore asked her to come with them in the car. Interestingly, during our probe we found that three named accused were daily wage labourers who worked along with the victim's brother, ”said superintendent of police (city) Firozabad, Prabal Pratap Singh.
“The identification of the fourth defendant has not yet been made, since the woman claims that the defendant was unknown to her. Meanwhile, we have sent the girl for a medical examination, ”added SP city.
According to the inspector general of police Agra range, Satish Ganesh, “Three name accused have been arrested, but there are several inconsistencies in the narrative of the victim.”
“The director of coaching institute which the woman claims to be a student of, told police that there is no record of the girl in the enrollment list. The phone which the woman used to made distress call to dial 112 was found to be of an Agra -based man, who is a neighbor of the victim’s maternal uncle in Barhan. All the three accused named in the FIR were in Medu area of Hathras the entire day, though our surveillance team is collecting digital prints of all the accused’s mobile phones to confirm their location, ”said IG Agra range.
He added: After deepening the case, our police team discovered that the woman was paid Rs 1.50 lakh for a man who wanted to frame the men on charges of group rape to take revenge. The fact was revealed audio of the criminal conspiracy.
(The identity of the victim to protect their privacy has not been disclosed according to the directives of the Supreme Court on cases related to sexual assault)