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IGNOU rape victim alleges police apathy

Posted on May 01 2014 | IANS

Ghaziabad, May 1 : An IGNOU second year undergraduate, allegedly raped by her tenant, has complained of police apathy in a letter to the local senior superintendent of police.

In her complaint to SSP Sachi Ghildiyal, the woman, a resident of Shalimar Garden in Ghaziabad, said one Intezar of Durgapuri, in Delhi, raped her.

She said when she approached the police, officer Imtiaz Qureshi cold-shouldered her. And though the SSP's staff assured her of help, nothing has materialised though she visited the Sahibabad police station twice.

SP City Shiv Hari Meena said: "We shall look into her problem if she comes to us."

Intezar, during his three-month tenancy, developed intimacy with the woman who is the younger daughter of the landlady whose husband expired years ago.

Upon seeing the family's poor financial condition, he offered a receptionist's job to the woman in his logistics solution firm and clicked some photos, only to doctor them to give them a vulgar look.

He then started blackmailing her for money while threatening to upload the pictures on the internet.

Despite taking a gold chain and a gold ring of the landlady and Rs.75,000 in cash, he did not return the photos.

He was finally forced to vacate the room.

After over a month, Intezar returned and informed them that he had begun a new property dealing business.

He invited the woman Feb 22 and March 8 last to his Loni office where he raped her. It was only after the repeat offence that the woman told everything to her mother.

The accused had earlier obtained the woman's signature on blank papers under the pretext of applying for a driving licence. Misusing the same, he came to their residence April 24, telling the bewildered woman that she had converted to Islam, had a new name Shaina and was married to him.

The woman said she and her family are living in fear ever since Intezar's April 29 midnight call wherein he threatened the woman's mother of dire consequences if she did not send her daughter with him.

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