Shame on the relationship: Father-uncle and grandfather accused of rape, UP girl lodges FIR in Pune

Pune Police: In Maharashtra’s Pune district, such a case of rape has come to the fore, which has shattered the boundaries of relationships. A girl from UP has accused her own family members of raping her. The girl has made this serious allegation not on any relative but on her father, uncle and grandfather. Pune Police has informed about this.

The police officer told that the girl had expressed her pain to the members of the ‘Vishakha Committee’ formed against sexual exploitation in her college located in Pune. After which the whole matter came to the police. He told that the father of the victim teenager has been arrested. 

The girl’s complaint has been registered in a police station in Pune city. The police have registered a case in this matter under rape related laws and the POCSO Act. The victim told the police in her complaint that her uncle raped her several times in UP between 2016 and 2018. Not only this, the victim told that during this time her grandfather also tried to sexually exploit her. The victim told the police that after coming to Pune, she wrote a letter to her father telling about the misdeeds of her uncle and grandfather, but instead of taking any action against them, the father himself did the same thing.

Case registered under POCSO Act

The victim told the police that her father raped her many times in the absence of her mother. At the same time, the police officer told that the complaint of the victim has been registered. In this case, action is being taken under the POCSO Act by arresting the accused father. Preparation is on to take action against the other two accused. Let us tell you that the research of the World Bank’s Data Evidence for Justice Reform (DE JURE) organization has shown that in 3.7% of the cases registered under the POCSO Act, the victim and the accused are family members. On the other hand, according to the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in 2021, in 96 percent of the cases registered under the POCSO Act, the accused was an acquaintance of the victim.

Important research of World Bank on POCSO Act

The report of the World Bank organization states that in the cases filed under the POCSO Act, 43.44% cases are acquitted and only 14.03% cases are convicted. The report revealed that in 18% of the cases the victim and the accused had a love affair prior to the physical relationship, while in 44% of the cases both the accused and the victim were complete strangers. 

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