Delhi HC asks govt to offer safety to lady allegedly raped by official

The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Thursday requested the Delhi authorities to grant safety to a 17-year-old lady who was allegedly repeatedly raped by the suspended Delhi officer, Premoday Khakha, at his residence between 2020 and 2021. The courtroom directed the federal government to make sure the protection of the lady and her mom. The Excessive Court docket additionally granted the federal government three weeks to formulate a Commonplace Working Process to be adopted in circumstances involving kids.

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Khakha was arrested in August for allegedly raping and impregnating the lady. The suspect and his spouse, Seema Rani, have been additionally produced within the courtroom.

In her assertion, the minor informed the police that after her father’s demise in October 2020 attributable to COVID-19, Khakha introduced her to his residence in Burari. Her mom thought that dwelling with Khakha’s two kids would assist the lady overcome the tragedy of shedding her father at an early age, a senior police officer mentioned.

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“The lady has alleged that Khakha raped her a number of instances between November 2020 and January 2021. Round February, she alleged that she obtained pregnant and knowledgeable Khakha’s spouse Rani about it. The lady allegedly slapped her, threatened her and gave her abortion drugs to silence her. Round April 2021, she returned to her mom’s home after telling her that she didn’t like to stick with Khakha’s household. Nonetheless, she didn’t inform her mom in regards to the sexual assault and the abortion,” the officer mentioned, quoting the lady’s assertion.

The younger lady started experiencing nervousness assaults that considerably impacted her efficiency at school. In response to this, her mom sought assist at a metropolis hospital in August, the place the lady obtained counseling. Over the course of a number of counseling periods, she disclosed allegations of sexual assault involving Khakha and a number of other different people.

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