Uttar Pradesh: Dalit woman accuses estranged husband's friend of rape

A 40-year-old Dalit woman has charged her estranged husband's friend of raping her for five years in the Kotwali police station area here.

Published: 03rd November 2017 05:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd November 2017 07:13 PM   |  A+A-

It is the same district where in early 2000 Mukhtaran Mai was raped on the order of the village council, triggering an international outrage.

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By PTI

SHAHJAHANPUR: A 40-year-old Dalit woman has charged her estranged husband's friend of raping her for five years in the Kotwali police station area here.

SP (city) Dinesh Tripathi today said the woman had accused her husband's friend Rajnish Gupta of raping her.

The woman had been living separately from her husband in the Kanshi Ram Colony here for the last five years, following differences with him, he added.

She had alleged that Gupta initially assured her that he would work out a settlement between the couple but subsequently, took advantage of the situation and started frequenting her place with a promise of marrying her, the SP said, adding that the accused allegedly went back on his words after the woman got pregnant.

The woman had met Superintendent of Police (SP) K B Singh yesterday, on whose directive an FIR was lodged last night.

Circle Officer Sumit Shukla had been asked to conduct a probe into the allegation and the woman had been sent for a medical examination, the police said.

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