In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman has alleged that a man, who raped her in 2014 and later married her when pressurised by the elders of the society after she gave birth to a child, later sold the infant to a childless couple for Rs 25,000.
The woman, who is now divorced, lodged a complaint with the Bareilly SSP in which she said that she wants her daughter back and the man punished for the crimes, says a Times of India report.
“The charges levelled by the rape survivor are grave and we will make sure that the matter is probed by a woman circle officer and all angles are investigated,” Deputy inspector general Ashutosh Kumar was quoted by Times of India as saying.
“It all started in 2013 when I got in touch with Shavez who was a trader of embroidery work. I was working as zari artisan and he used to frequent my house. He got into a physical relationship with me on the assurance of marriage. But once I got pregnant, he started threatening me of dire consequences if I narrated my ordeal to anyone or approached police for help,” said the woman.
Shavez married the woman under pressure from the elders, but later sold the infant to a childless couple for Rs 25,000, she alleged.
She further added that he later divorced her and forced her to remarry a middle-aged man who was a father of seven kids.
The woman then lodged a complaint against him at Premnagar police station in June 2015, following which an FIR under IPC’s sector 376 (rape) was filed against Shavez.
Fearing police action, Shavez and his family agreed for an agreement with the woman. But, as the police filed a final report in the case, he turned out the terms of agreement.