Minor fakes abduction, molestation to avoid studies

Minor fakes abduction, molestation to avoid studies

A 13-year old minor girl from Panipat in Haryana ‘concocted’ a story of her kidnapping and molestation by 10 men in the fields just because she wanted to avoid studying in school.

The Panipat police acted swiftly on the complaint and registered a case under relevant sections of the Prevention of Children against Sexually Offenses (POCSO) Act. But the story turned false when the girl was produced before the magistrate for recording the statement.

The minor girl denied that she was kidnapped and molested by 10 men in the fields.

The kidnapping and molestation case of the 13-year old girl comes in contrast to the recent spate of rape and molestation cases being reported from Haryana.

The minor girl claimed that her mother would force her to study hard at home which she never liked. On Monday after school hours, the girl went ‘missing’. When the family came looking for their daughter, she pretended to be in an unconscious state lying in the fields. She later claimed that she was kidnapped and molested.

The police are now probing reasons as to why the father of the girl in his complaint cited a black car and 10 men who molested his daughter after drugging her.

In another case of gang rape of a 32-year old widow from Kosli village in Rewari in Haryana, the police have found that the case was a ‘honey trap’ to extract money from the accused.

After rape charges were levelled, a deal was stuck at Rs 5 lakh, which is when the accused informed the Jind police. A trap to unfold the mystery was laid by the police. Three persons were arrested when part payment of Rs 2 lakh was being made.

While such fabricated cases may be minuscule, the reality in Haryana suggests that crime against women, especially molestation and rape, have risen more than 45% since 2015. On an average, at least 4 women have been raped or sexually assaulted every day in Haryana.

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