Accused Threatens Rape Survivor with Repercussions Worse than in Unnao Gang-Rape, if She Testifies

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New Delhi (Sputnik): The woman was allegedly raped in the Indian capital city Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar area last year, and the accused who belongs to her hometown in Uttar Pradesh was arrested. A court granted him bail on Wednesday and the pamphlet appeared on the same day.

Days, after a gang-rape survivor was set on fire, allegedly by some men in Unnao district of India’s Uttar Pradesh state, a woman who had reportedly been raped last year in Delhi, has been threatened with a fate worse than that.

On 6 December, in a separate case, the 23-year-old Unnao rape victim succumbed to her 90 per cent burns injuries at a Delhi hospital, days after being attacked with sharp objects and set ablaze while on her way to court. The attack was allegedly carried out by the same men that were accused of raping her.

In the latest incident, a pamphlet has been placed outside the house of a Delhi rape survivor in her hometown Bhaghpat in Uttar Pradesh, reading: “If you (rape survivor) testify on 13 December in court then the consequences will be horrific. And the consequences will be worse than in Unnao”, the pamphlet pasted on the house read.

The pamphlet appeared on the same day, the accused was released from prison on bail.

"According to a complaint received at the Baraut town police station, a pamphlet was pasted on the house of a rape victim threatening that she will meet the same fate as that of the Unnao rape victim if she dares to give her statement," a police official was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

A police complaint was filed by the family of the rape survivor after the threat and the accused was arrested subsequently.

Security has also been provided to the girl, said police.

Twitter users were furious over the incident and asked when things will take a turn for the better in Uttar Pradesh.

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