Rapist cab driver attacked by angry kin

Lalit Ratawal, 32, was being taken to the court by police officials when members of the victims’ family slapped and beat him. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja ordered the police to present Lalit Ratawal in court on Monday.

“My children’s future is ruined. The police are not at all sympathetic and not taking any strict action against the culprit,” the mother of the children told reporters.

The accused, a resident of Bapa Nagar in Karol Bagh, would take the siblings to unknown destinations where he along with his four associates, aged below 18, would rape the girl and sodomise her two brothers, aged seven and 13, police said. Ratawal had threatened to kill the children’s mother if they spoke of the ordeal to anyone. Hence, the heinous activities continued for more than a year, said a police official.

The girl told her mother a few weeks back, but the mother was scared and did not report to the police. It was only after a neighbour intervened that the police were informed.

Agitated family members gathered at the Prasad Nagar Police Station near Karol Bagh in central Delhi since early morning and pelted stones at the school van owned by Ratawal. A hunt has been launched to nab the four minor associates of Ratawal.

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