Kanpur: Lekhpal accused of raping girl on pretext of marriage | Kanpur News

KANPUR: A 15-year-old girl, resident of a village under Kakwan police station area of the district, has accused a lekhpal’ of raping her for several months on the pretext of marriage.
As the matter was related to a revenue department employee, station house officer Kakwan has informed SDM and CO Bilhaur about the complaint and initiated an investigation in this regard.
The parents of the girl in the complaint given to the police have alleged that a lekhpal’ of their village posted in the Bilhaur tehsil’ used to frequent their house.
It is alleged that during this time, on the pretext of marriage, the girl was physically abused several times.
They only came to know about the incident when the girl attained pregnancy.
SHO Kakwan K K Kashyap said that the family members also apprised him that after the complaint with the police, they are now getting constant threats from lekhpal’ and his family members.
The accused is also pressurising the girl to undergo an abortion and withdraw the complaint.
The SHO said that the investigation is continuing and the matter was brought to the knowledge of the circle officer and SDM Bilhaur.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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