In UP, rape survivor and family lock themselves at home as accused threaten to 'kill' them

Sitapur (UP): A 'gang-rape survivor' and her family members have locked themselves in their house here after the accused persons allegedly threatened to "eliminate" them if they did not withdraw the case against them.

"I have recorded my statement that I was raped by Kundan, Sunil and Baboo. Now they are threatening to kill the entire family," the victim said.

The victim's mother also alleged that they were being threatened by the accused.

"They (the accused) came to our place and openly threatened that they will go to jail only after killing the family. They are pressurising us to withdraw the case. We are not leaving our house," she said.

She said that they have closed all the doors and panels of their house with bricks.

A villager said that the family members come out only when someone from the neighbourhood calls them.

"The police came only once and since then it has not visited this place even once," he alleged.

The 17-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by the three accused on August 28 when she had gone out with her sister-in-law. Later, an FIR was lodged at Manpur village in this connection on September 1.

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