Guilty should be brought to book: UP Minister on Bulandshahr incident

Kanpur [India], Aug. 30 : Expressing concern over the recent incident in Bulandshahr where a teen was forced to undergo abortion by the culprit's family after being allegedly raped, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ravidas Mehrotra on Tuesday said stringent action should be initiated against the perpetrators of this heinous crime.

"I have come to know that a sister was forced to undergo abortion after being raped. The accused is absconding and his mother is involved in the crime," he told ANI here. The incident took place five months ago when the victim was allegedly raped by a boy in Bhaipura village.

As per the victim, the accused threatened her of dire consequences if she disclosed the incident to anyone.

However, the victim was days after the incident admitted in a nursing home when her health deteriorated.

It was then revealed that the victim was pregnant. "I did not tell anyone out of fear. The mother of the rapist told me that she would pay me Rs. 1000 if I undergo abortion," the victim said. Dharmendra Yadav, a police official, said the victim told them that she was raped by a person, who lives in her neighbourhood, five months ago.

"She had an abortion at the nursing home last night. We have the aborted foetus with us and have started the investigation," he said. The police have registered a case in this regard and have also started searching for the accused. The cops have also arrested the nursing home officials for doing the abortion. The state's health department has seized the nursing home..

Source: ANI