The father-in-law shot his elder son with a licensed revolver.
A harrowing incident regarding a father-son duo took place in Moradabad, UP, on November 29, 2020.
A 56-year-old man allegedly shot dead his elder son in the Moradabad district after the latter accused him of sexually assaulting his wife who was the daughter-in-law of the accused.
An FIR (First Incident Report) has been registered against the man and he has been charged with rape and murder.
The victim’s wife, who he had married in 2019, alleged that she was sexually assaulted by her father-in-law.
She reported that the alleged incident took place on November 25, 2020.
Her husband and other relatives went to attend a wedding function in another city.
According to the daughter-in-law, she had taken it up with her deceased husband and mother-in-law on the day of the incident.
The two confronted the accused and threatened to lodge a police complaint against him.
Soon, a heated argument ensued. Her husband’s younger brother joined in, taking his father’s side.
The woman’s father-in-law shot his elder son with a licensed revolver.
The accused works at a security agency while the victim was employed as a support staff of a private hospital.
Police Inspector, Amit Kumar Anand, said:
“An FIR has been registered against the father and his younger son under IPC (Indian Penal Code).
“Under sections 302 (murder), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 376 (rape) on the complaint of the victim’s wife.
“The younger brother of the deceased is absconding along with main accused.”
The officer added:
“The complainant will be sent for medical examination as she alleged that she was sexually assaulted.
“This is a sensitive matter and we are investigating all the aspects. The statement of the tenant, victim’s mother and others will be recorded and verified.”
India is considered to be one of the world’s most dangerous countries for sexual violence against women.
Rape is one of the most common crimes in the country.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, one woman is raped every 20 minutes in India.
Victims of rape are increasingly reporting their rapes and confronting the perpetrators.
Women are becoming more independent and educated, which is increasing their likelihood to report their rape.
Women frequently do not receive justice for their rapes mainly because police often do not give a fair hearing, and/or medical evidence.
This is often unrecorded which makes it easy for offenders to get away with their crimes under the current laws.