Kanpur: A woman, allegedly raped repeatedly by her uncle who is a traffic police constable, attempted suicide by jumping into the Ganga river here. The incident took place Sunday evening. The woman was saved by divers.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (East), Pramod Kumar, said Monday that a case has been registered on the basis of the woman’s complaint. Investigations are underway and the constable uncle has been called for questioning.
The woman, 25, is a resident of Mirzapur district. She alleged that her uncle, who is a head traffic constable, had called her family to Allahabad in January 2019 to attend Kumbh Mela.
During her stay in Allahabad, her uncle took her to a hotel where he gave her a cold drink laced with sedatives. Then after she fell unconscious, he allegedly raped her and made a video to blackmail her. The woman claimed that her uncle raped her several times in Allahabad and this town over the past two years. When she became pregnant, he allegedly gave her a pill to abort the pregnancy.
The DCP said that the woman told the police that Sunday, the accused and his son took her to a room in the Chakeri area here. There they made another video of her to blackmail her. When she resisted, they started to beat her up and threatened her with dire consequences.
After escaping from their clutches, the woman made a call to the police helpline number before jumping into the river, but was saved by PRV personnel.
The DCP said that a case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered against the traffic police constable and his son. However, the two have not been arrested yet.
DCP (Traffic) BB Murthy said the constable would be placed under suspension after recording the woman’s statement before the magistrate. The woman is also being sent for medical examination.