"We asked them to let her come and stay with us."
An unnamed woman, aged 21, from Uttar Pradesh, has registered a complaint against her in-laws after she was allegedly gang-raped by them multiple times.
Her ordeal lasted for twenty days and began when her husband passed away in January 2019 due to a prolonged illness.
The woman was married for two years and lived with her husband in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh before he became ill and later died.
It was reported that the woman’s two brothers-in-law committed the act at the woman’s house in Dadri and had previously lived in Bulandshahr.
They moved to the house in February 2019 and forced her to live with them. The two suspects banned the woman’s family from meeting and speaking to her.
Despite repeated requests from the woman’s family, the suspects refused to allow them to see the young woman.
The woman’s brother said:
“They were staying in Bulandshahr and nearly 20 days back they came to the house in Dadri. We asked them to let her come and stay with us. However, they didn’t let her go.
“We even asked them to let us speak with her. They kept making excuses and said that she was ill and couldn’t speak to us.
“We couldn’t take it anymore and finally rescued her from the house on February 20.”
The woman was rescued by her brother. Following the incident, she registered a police complaint against her in-laws.
In the complaint, she stated that on multiple occasions, she was forced to consume sleeping pills. Both men would then take it in turns to rape her.
The victim’s brother said that his sister told her family that her in-laws also beat her.
“She said that her husband’s younger brother and his sister’s husband raped her multiple times during this time after making her consume sleeping pills.”
Police registered a case against the two suspects, along with the woman’s sister-in-law and mother-in-law, under sections 323, 328, 342 and 376-D of the IPC.
The sections correspond to charges of voluntarily causing hurt, wrongful confinement, causing hurt by means of poison and gang-rape.
The woman is set to undergo a medical examination after it was ordered by the police.
Shyodan Singh, senior sub-inspector at Dadri police station, said:
“We have ordered a medical examination of the woman. The suspects will be questioned and due legal procedure will be followed.”
The suspects have not been arrested yet but they will be questioned in regards to the accusations made by the woman.