Double trauma: after rape, the survivor suffers an acid attack in Meerut

MEERUT: A 16-year-old boy was allegedly attacked with acid by relatives of the defendants on Sunday morning. She has suffered injuries from leg burns and is currently under medical observation. His family said the defendants' family was pressuring them to withdraw the rape case.

The survivor's family has claimed that the defendants have been pressuring them to reach a compromise in the case of rape. The defendants' family threatened us with an out-of-court settlement. When we refused, they attacked us and threw acid on the girl. They were armed with lathis and firearms, and also attacked other family members. said a relative of the survivor.

Other members of the victim's family were also attacked and suffered injuries to varying degrees. On the basis of his complaint, an FIR was filed against three named defendants: Muneer, Tariq and Nooruddin, and other unidentified defendants at the Babugarh police station in Hapur. No arrests have been made, but some people have been arrested, said a detective investigating the case.

Police said the girl had accused two of her neighbors of rape in June 2019.

Later, a FIR was filed in September against Dilshad and Muneer. According to the investigation, the police filed charges against Dilshad, who was arrested and is currently in jail and gave Muneer a clean letter.

According to police, the fight took place Sunday morning between the rape survivor's family and the defendant for littering.

Around 6 a.m. M., The two families clashed for littering. The altercation that began with the women of the respective families soon became a full-fledged fight after men from both sides joined, ASP ASP Sarvesh Mishra said.

District hospital staff confirmed that the girl suffered burns caused by the acid.

His other relatives who were injured in the attack also received medical assistance.

The condition of the victim is stable. The circumstances under which the minor rape victim was attacked with acid are being investigated, the ASP said.

(The identity of the victim has not been revealed to protect their privacy according to the directives of the Supreme Court in cases related to sexual assault)