Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Victim's kin alleges UP Police officer threatened to kill them in fake encounter

One of their kin has alleged that the DSP-rank officer of the UP Police who barged into a ward at AIIMS threatened them and snatched their mobiles.

Published: 03rd March 2017 10:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2017 12:59 AM   |  A+A-

Gayatri Prajapati (left) has been accused of rape .(File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Making serious allegations on a police officer probing the rape case filed against Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati, the victim's family claimed that the UP Police officer, who had come to AIIMS to record the victim's statement, threatened to kill them in a fake encounter. 

In a complaint filed at Hauz Khas police station, one of their kin has alleged that a DSP-rank officer of the UP Police on Thursday barged into a ward at AIIMS, where the victim's 16-year-old daughter is admitted, threatened them and snatched their mobile phones. The victim's daughter, who was also allegedly sexually assaulted by the minister, is undergoing treatment in a restricted ward of AIIMS. "The lady officer pushed the girl who is undergoing treatment and pestered the mother to record the statement.

"When we objected to it, the officer threatened to get us killed in a fake encounter," alleged the complainant, who claimed to be a cousin of the victim. Delhi Police sources said that policemen had gone to AIIMS upon receiving a PCR call from the victim's family.

However, they found nothing that substantiated their allegations about their phones being snatched and they being threatened by the UP Police.

"We have received a complaint from them and it is being examined. In case something comes out in the investigation, we will register an FIR," said a senior Delhi Police officer.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Amita Singh had on Thursday recorded the statement of the victim and her daughter amid opposition by their family members at AIIMS.

The statement was videographed as per the rules under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, they added.

The UP Police has filed an FIR against Prajapati and his accomplices on an order from the Supreme Court.

The statement of the victim was recorded before a chief metropolitan magistrate in Lucknow last week. 

However, since the mother had certain reservations, she had called over Mahmood Pracha, advocate, who is representing the minor in Supreme Court.

Pracha had arrived at AIIMS and the remaining statement was carried out in his presence.

The allegations levelled in the complaint haven't been substantiated as of now, he said.

Last month, the minor victim had gone missing on February 11 before her medical examination at AIIMS. She was staying here with her mother, in a hotel in Nabi Karim in central Delhi.  After she went missing, her mother lodged a complaint, following which an FIR under section 363 (Punishment for kidnapping) of IPC was lodged at Nabi Karim police station, police said.

The victim returned after a couple of days and she said that she was fine and nothing untoward had happened to her, they added.


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