Rape victim claims threat by accused

Rape victim claims threat by accused

A contractual labourer at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, who was allegedly raped last year, now claims that she is being threatened by the family members of the accused. Sagar Rana, who worked as a clerk at IIMC, is currently out on bail.

On Friday, a protest was held at IIMC over alleged police inaction over the woman’s complaint. She claims that Rana’s family members have been threatening her despite Rana giving a statement in writing to police that he would not approach her.

 She claims that she was told to change her statement in the case at Patiala House courts.

The woman now says that Rana’s family members threatened her and her husband to withdraw the case. They have also been offered money for compromise in the case on several occasions.

She had told police that Rana raped her in a servant quarter at IIMC. He allegedly filmed her and threatened to put the video on the Internet. She had approached police after revealing the incident to her husband, who also works as a contractual labourer at IIMC.

A case under section 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code was filed with Vasant Kunj North police station in October 2015. Rana was arrested, but released on bail within days of the FIR.

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