Delhi rape victim takes parents to cops for taking Rs 5 lakh bribe to change statement

People hold placards during a protest over crimes against women, near Rajghat in New Delhi. A minor girl’s parents allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 5 lakh to compel the rape victim to change her statement in court.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Aware that her parents had been allegedly bribed in order to compel her to change her statement in court in a gang rape case, a 15-year-old victim approached the police with Rs 5 lakh they had accepted as advance. Police were surprised that the girl chose to trust them over her parents. “The girl came with a wad of notes and said it was Rs 3 lakh. But when we counted, it was Rs 4.96 lakh,” MN Tiwari, deputy commissioner of police (outer), said.

He also said that the girl’s parents were booked under the Juvenile Justice Act and for criminal intimidation, threatening someone to give false evidence and criminal conspiracy. DCP said that “We arrested the girl’s mother. Her father is on the run. We are also looking for the people who were facilitating this crime”.

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