Media spreads lies that Azamgarh school girl who was raped in a moving car has been suspended from her school

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In a horrific incident, a school girl in the Uttar Pradesh town of Azamgarh was allegedly raped by two men in a moving car while she was returning back from her school. A student of class XI, was reportedly kidnapped by two car-borne youth who raped her and later abandoned her near a pond on Saturday.

A medico-legal test was conducted on the victim and an FIR was filed in the case by the father of the victim on Sunday. The police caught the two accused in the sexual assault case the following day and slapped charges under IPC sections 376-D (gangrape), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) along with relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the accused.

The girl forcibly picked up by the two men in an SUV and was subjected sexual assault by them. She was later thrown out at a secluded place from where she trudged along to a country-liquor shop where she recounted her painful ordeal.

After the gang-rape incident came to light, several media houses published stories claiming that the girl was expelled from the school.

Indian Express report which states that the school principal barred her from school

However, the Azamgarh police have refuted the rumours saying that the girl is not removed from the school and is continuing with her studies.

While talking to OpIndia, the CRO to Azamgarh SP Triveni Singh, Devendra Pratap Singh dispelled the rumours floating about the suspension of the victim from the school. “The victim is continuing her studies in the school and all the rumours of her being expelled from the school are baseless,” Singh said. He also said that the two accused- Sikander, who worked as a driver and Rishi Kapoor, who ran a mobile shop have been arrested and the matter is in the court.

This post was last modified on September 25, 2019 6:04 pm

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