A 19-year-old Chhattisgarh youth allegedly asked his friend to rape his minor wife and later divorce her. According to complained registered by the kin of the victim, the accused husband Khilendra Sahoo left his wife with a friend in a hotel room in Kawardha, Chhattisgarh so that he could rape her.
The accused also made the victim to sign two stamp papers worth Rs 50 each-- one for divorce and another for her marriage to her rapist, according to the complaint. The accused. who is a resident of Piper Tola village in the Kabirdham district, did this to be with his lover.
The victim in her testimony has said that the two got married 40 days ago. She said that her husband took her to the nearby town of Kawardha to apply for her Aadhaar card and asked her to sign two stamps papers and then took her to a hotel.
At the hotel, his friend, identified as Kamlesh was also present. Then he left her at the hotel with his friend and promised to come back soon, according to the complainant. then, Kamlesh allegedly rapes his wife. After the incident, the accused dropped his wife back to her parents' house.
Later, Khilendra accused his wife of loose character in front of local elders and refused to take her back with him. He alleged that he spotted his wife with Kamlesh in a park in Kawardha and suspected that the two were in a relationship.
While Kamlesh told villagers that he raped her because Khilendra asked his help in getting rid of his wife so that he can be his girlfriend.
An FIR in the matter has been registered by the victim's family. Police have arrested Khilendra and Kamlesh under Sections 376 (rape), 120 (criminal conspiracy) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
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