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Victim’s family allege threat from police

The family alleged that the police tried to forcibly take the boy and his mother in their van.

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana |
January 15, 2015 1:41:44 pm

The sexual exploitation case of a 14-year-old boy took another turn on Wednesday as the family alleged that police along with the three main accused reached their rented home near Atam Park late on Tuesday and tried to round up the victim and his mother.

The family alleged that it happened after 5 pm and the police tried to forcibly take the boy and his mother in their van. They also alleged that cops threatened the family and was accompanied by the three main accused, Radha and her two brothers.

Following this, the owner of house Davinder Singh asked the victim’s family to leave the house and they had to spent the entire night at a relative’s place.

“In one of the letters written by Radha to the boy, she confessed that a false case of rape was registered against the victim’s father by her to blackmail them. Her father also offered Rs 15 lakh to victim’s father and a car to withdraw the complaint. Still the police accompanied by accused reached the victim’s house to pressurise them,” said Prashant of Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA).

He also alleged that “cops who accompanied the accused on Tuesday blamed the parents for making 17 videos of their son and the accused were laughing in police custody.” BBA also alleged that the father of the accused has also talked of his relations with politicians and police officials in the letters which are in possession of the police.

On the other hand, Beant Juneja, SHO division number 5 and investigating officer in the case suspects that there is something fishy in the case.

“First the victim and accused both were living in a residence at Sham Nagar and later accused fled after the complaint was registered. We recently got to know that the accused had rented the same home near Atam Park when they were on the run where victim’s family also shifted. We visited the home on Tuesday late as accused said some more CDs are lying there,” said Juneja.

Meanwhile, Bachpan Bachao Andolan demanded a statement from Sukesh Kalia, vice-chairman of Child Rights Commission, deputy commissioner Rajat Aggarwal and police commissioner Pramod Ban on action in the case.

“Our protest will start from January 26 if nothing is done in the case to safeguard the victim and his family,” said Prashant. In October last, a laptop and a pendrive containing 17 videos of sexual exploitation of the boy, sex toys and a cache of sedating medicines were recovered from accused after the victim stole the pendrive and handed over to his parents who contacted BBA for help.

Police registered a case under Sections 294, 506, 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 3,4, 5 (L), 14, 15, 16 and 17 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

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