Citizens for Justice and Peace

Panchayat orders rape victim to marry accused

30, Jun 2015

A panchayat of an Agra village forced a rape victim to marry her alleged rapist last Friday. The girl’s parents were allegedly forced to agree to the match because of the implicit threats by the panchyat for social boycott.
The development followed a panchayat, which was allegedly organised by the accused to neutralise the issue after the girl’s father registered a complaint against him.
Gaurav Yadav, a resident of Manona village, allegedly abducted and raped an undergraduate student, a resident of the same village on June 21, after which the girl’s father lodged a complaint at the Barnahal police station. The accused was on the run after the registration of the FIR. In the meantime, the traumatised girl attempted suicide.


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