A day after the alleged rape case of a 26-year-old woman came into limelight in Bihar's Bettiah town, the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bettiah has said that FIR has been lodged against four men. Speaking to media, SP Jayant Kant of Bettiah said that along with lodging the FIR, a medical committee has alos been formed to investigate the case. "We are waiting for the medical report. CCTV footage of the location is alo been examined. Other things related to the case such as mobile phone data are also been examined. Investigation is on. We will inform about the development," he added.
The 26-year-old woman on September 15 alleged that four men abducted and gang-raped her. After being admitted to the local hospital in West Champaran district of Bihar, she recorded her statement adding that the alleged rapists also threatened her. Notably, the survivor was staying in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home right before the scandal broke in 2018. She had left her home last year in June and taken shelter in Muzaffarpur shelter home. however, after the scandal, she sought refuge in Mokama shelter home for a short while. After that, her family members brought her back home in Bettiah town. She added that the Bihar government at that time had provided her compensation of 7 lakh Rs.
Speaking to Republic TV from Bettiah's hospital, the survivor said: "I was going to my sister-in-law's place to sleep. I didn't know (that someone was following me). A Scorpio came and stopped beside me. They stepped outside, grabbed me and made me sit inside. I didn't know, the four men had their faces covered. After travelling a certain distance, I removed the veil off their faces and two of them removed their face veils themselves. I instantly recognized them. I asked them what they were doing there. They told me that I wouldn't face any problem and asked me to go with them. Then after a while, they began to force themselves upon me. (unclear) I told them to take me home. After raping me, they threatened to kill me if I complained to my family members about the incident. They also said that they would abduct my family members if I filed a complaint with the police. They warned me not to speak a word about the incident."