Gayatri Prajapati case: Victim's kin alleges death threat

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India] Mar. 3 (ANI): A relative of the 16-year-old girl and her mother who was allegedly raped by Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati and his aides has alleged that Uttar Pradesh Police officer, who had come to AIIMS to record the victim's statement, threatened to kill them in a fake encounter on Friday. In a complaint filed at Hauz Khas police station, Anshu Gaur has alleged that when he had gone to visit his sister, a DSP-rank officer of the UP Police on Thursday barged into a ward at AIIMS, threatened them and also snatched their mobile phones. The complainant had requested for protection from the UP Police and to take necessary action against the alleged police personnel. Enquiry was made into this complaint and it was found that the investigating officer of UP Police had sought due permission from AIIMS authorities to examine the minor prosecutrix. However, since the mother had certain reservations, she had called over Mahmood Pracha, advocate, who is representing the minor prosecutrix before the apex court. Soon after that, Pracha had arrived at AIIMS and the remaining statement was carried out in his presence. The allegations leveled in the complaint of Anshu Gaur have prima facie been found not substantiated as of now. The statement was videographed as per the rules under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The UP Police have filed an FIR against Prajapati and his accomplices on an order from the Supreme Court. The statement of the victim was recorded before a chief metropolitan magistrate in Lucknow last week. (ANI)