Shocking ‘rape’ tapes reach PSHRC; point to big racket
In what could emerge as a major sex racket even, involving some prominent names, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has taken cognisance of a complaint and dozens of sex tapes.
The tapes feature a 15-year-old boy being allegedly drugged, abused and raped by a 34-year-old married woman tutor in Ludhiana for nearly one year. These shocking tapes show the minor being given drugs and raped repeatedly. The tutor is seen thrashing the student and intimidating him with a knife and even strangulating him with a dupatta.
According to sources, the child had been admitted to the PGI Psychiatry department, but there is still not much improvement in his mental condition.
“The boy has been badly abused and has undergone so much trauma that it would take some time before he starts showing signs of recovery,” a PGI doctor said.
A top PSHRC functionary said, though the parents of the minor had approached the police in October 2014 and had got a First Information Report (FIR) registered against the tutor and the culprits, the alleged shoddy investigation conducted by the Ludhiana police into the entire episode – a racket that could have even links with the high and mighty – and subsequent registration of a counter FIR against the minor’s parents, has given the entire episode a murky hue.
“We are shocked after seeing the tapes. The role of the police has come under a cloud,” he added.
It was after the victim’s mother Navdeep Kaur (name changed) approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court that further proceedings on the FIR against the couple under Sections 212, 216, 389, 420 and 120-B of the IPC in Ludhiana on January 16, 2015 <g data-gr-id="30">were stayed</g>.
The victim has informed the commission that the woman who was his tutor, also has <g data-gr-id="38">video tapes</g> showing even her brother involved in the sex racket. He said that she repeatedly raped him and made videos of him and resorted to beating him and intimidated him by brandishing a knife and throttling him with a dupatta when the occasion demanded. This, according to him, continued for over a year. After seeing no end to his spine-chilling trauma at the hands of his tutor, the victim reported his tale of woes to his parents, but not before his mental state was disturbed and fell seriously ill.
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