Sopore woman accuse CRPF men of rape, exploitation

Sopore woman accuse CRPF men of rape, exploitation
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Srinagar, Sep 7: A woman (name withheld) from Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir has accuses some CRPF personnel of rape and exploitation.
The victim husband (name withheld) said that a local CRPF man has forcefully entered their house in his absence two years ago, sprayed a chemical on my wife and raped her. He said that the CRPF man later threatens his wife on pretext of that he has recorded a video.
“When she came to senses, the CRPF man told her that he has made her video. If she disclosed it to anyone, he will make video viral on social media”, he said.
He said that since then she is being blackmailed and sexually exploited by some more persons. He said that the CRPF camp is situated just near his house.
The husband of victim said that his wife was in trauma all these years and was not able to gain courage to disclose her ordeal. He further said that the accused local CRPF man was calling her to different locations where he along with other abused his wife sexually several times.
He said that finally a month before his wife disclosed the whole matter with him after that he went to police to seek action against the culprits.
He added, “My wife filed a written complaint through her relative to the SHO Sopore. But staff present there initially refused to accept the complaint/FIR mentioning reason that victim herself must be present while submitting the written complaint”, he said.
He added his wife was not in mental state to go to police station, however later she went to police station to file a formal complaint and police registered a FIR number 234 of 2018, dated 23/08/2018 in the case.
He said that they want the culprits should be arrested and punished under law. “We are feeling very insecure as we are getting threatening calls from different numbers since we went to file complaint against the culprits”, he said.
He added that his victim wife can identify some of the culprits and he wants identification of CRPF men at the earliest. According to him, the main accused in the case is a local CRPF man who made a video of my wife and raped her, later started blackmailing besides threatening to kill her family.
When contacted, SHO Sopore, he refused to talk. He said, “I am out of the office. I don’t remember the case details”. (PTK)