NOIDA: A class X student was allegedly raped by her neighbor for 20 days after forcibly marrying her earlier this month in Greater Noida's Eco-tech Sector, village Halduani, the police said on Thursday.
Police said the minor’s medical examination has confirmed rape. Police have arrested the accused in the case.
According to the police accused has been identified as Wazid (23), a resident of Meerut district and presently living in Greater Noida on rented accommodation. He works as technician in a fire extinguisher company in the city.
Wazid took the victim to Bulandshahar on December 4 on the pretext to making her birth certificate as it was required for her job. When they both reached, the accused asked her to sign birth certificate but he also took sign for marriage certificate. The police said the accused then brought her at an undisclosed location where he forcefully conducted Nikah, informed the police.
The victim, in her complaint, said that after the marriage she was kept hostage at a place for three weeks during which she was raped several times. While resisting, the accused also used to beat her. When the victim did not return home, her family started searching and informed police also.
When the victim escaped from his clutches and came home, she narrated the entire ordeal to her family members. She along with the parents reached police station and a formal complaint was lodged.
"Victim girl is a minor and she was forced into marriage by the accused which is an offence. We have registered an FIR under section 376(Rape), 420(Cheating), 506 (Threatening a person with any injury), Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO)” said a senior police official.