Dad, brother rape girl for eloping with lover, held

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MEERUT: The father, brother and two uncles of a 21-year-old girl were arrested in Muzaffarnagar for allegedly raping her in a group for eloping with a man. The woman and her lover of 32 years, father of three children, are residents of the village of Dhaneda.

They had fled twice in July and again in October, and the woman’s family twice filed a report of kidnapping with the police.

The first time, the man was fired by a court after the woman said he left with him by choice. After a second case was filed in October,she approached the Allahabad High Court on November 2 alleging that she was raped as a group by her family members in a nursing home and forced to have an abortion.
On November 18, HC ordered an FIR against her father Haakim, brother Saabir and uncles Sameen and Aashu. They were arrested on Monday. All four have been registered under Sections 376D of the IPC (group rape) and 313 (which cause miscarriage without the woman’s consent), among others. The woman’s mother has claimed that her husband and son are innocent and that her daughter had made the statement “under the influence of her lover Gayasuddin.”