A Nepalese woman recently travelled over 800 km from Lucknow to Nagpur to register a rape case against a man. Reportedly, the Nagpur police lodged a zero First Information Report (FIR) against the accused man under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code on Saturday. The woman made her way back to Lucknow on Sunday night along with a police team, the case papers, and a cover letter from the Nagpur DCP to register the case with Chinhat police in Lucknow.
As per NDTV, the woman made the journey from Lucknow to Nagpur because the accused man, Pravin Rajpal Yadav, allegedly warned and threatened her against contacting the Lucknow police about the offence.
What You Should Know:
- A Nepalese woman recently travelled over 800 km from Lucknow to Nagpur to register a rape case against a man.
- Reportedly, the woman made the journey because the accused man warned her against contacting the Lucknow police about the offence.
- The Nagpur police filed a zero FIR regarding the case.
- They have now sent the woman back to Lucknow where further investigations regarding the case will take place.
Details Of The Case
The 22-year-old Nepalese woman’s complaint mentions that she came to India from Nepal in 2018 in search of employment. Nagpur’s Koradi police station’s senior police inspector, Wazeer Sheikh, told PTI that the woman was staying with a female friend in a rented flat on Lucknow’s Faizabad Road since March this year. The same friend allegedly introduced the woman to Yadav, a Lucknow native who worked as a software engineer in Dubai, during a video call. Reportedly, the complainant had also kept Rs 1.5 lakh with this female friend who later refused to return the money and harassed her.
As per police officials, Yadav allegedly booked a room for the woman at a hotel in Lucknow after she complained to him about her friend’s behaviour and asked her to shift there. After a few days, he also returned to Lucknow from Dubai to meet the woman at the hotel where he allegedly drugged and raped her. Furthermore, the accused shot some objectionable photographs and videos of the woman before taking her to a friend’s house in Lucknow where he again gave her drugs and raped her. Later, Yadav uploaded the obscene photos on the woman’s social media accounts and threatened to make them viral if she approached the police.
Police Investigations Are On
Somehow, the woman escaped from Lucknow and came to a Nepalese friend in Nagpur on September 30. They approached the Koradi police officials and lodged a complaint against Yadav and the woman’s female friend from Lucknow.
Notably, the Nagpur police filed a zero First Information Report (FIR). Such a report can be filed in any police station and be later transferred to the appropriate police station with competent jurisdiction. They have now sent the woman back to Lucknow where further investigations regarding the case will take place.
Tarini Gandhiok is an intern with SheThePeople.TV