Uncle rapes teen

Case filed after 6 days, accused missing

A 19-year-old fashion designing student was allegedly raped by her uncle in Chanakyapuri on February 13. She reported the matter to police on February 19, but investigating officers are yet to arrest the accused.

A team of New Delhi District police is camping in Lucknow to nab Sandeep Kohli, the proprietor of a prominent apparel store in Lucknow — Kohli Brothers.

Police said the victim lives in a rented house at west Delhi’s Patel Nagar.

She is pursuing a fashion designing course from a private institute in north-west Delhi’s Mayapuri.

In her complaint to police, the girl claimed that Sandeep had come to Delhi on February 13 and had asked her to meet him.

As directed by Sandeep, the victim went to meet him in a hotel at Chanakyapuri. She was busy, but upon his insistence she agreed to meet him. It is alleged that she was raped in the hotel.

“Sandeep even threatened her with dire consequences,” a police officer said.The victim apparently slipped into shock after the incident, but later she decided to inform her family members. She was told to approach police.

However, Sandeep had returned to Lucknow by the time police were informed. After her medical examination confirmed rape, a case under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code was registered with Chanakyapuri police station.

Her statement has also been recorded before the chief judicial magistrate.Police have managed to get CCTV footage showing Sandeep and the woman at the hotel.

A police team also went to Lucknow on February 22. But Sandeep and his wife were found missing.

Sandeep’s mother and two sons, who were at home when the police team visited, could not confirm his whereabouts. Aliganj police station has also been alerted.

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