Uttarakhand flood survivor says scrap dealer raped her

August 29, 2014 04:58 am | Updated November 16, 2021 05:33 pm IST - Dehradun

A minor, who claims to be a 2013 Kedarnath deluge survivor and was found wandering in Tehri district’s Chamba region, alleged on Wednesday that she was raped by a scrap dealer in the district’s Koti area.

The 10-year-old, rescued by the police on Tuesday, alleged that one Mani Ram, a 26-year-old scrap dealer from Koti, raped her about two weeks back.

Ram Singh Meena, Additional Director General of Police (law and order) said: “The minor did not inform the police about the rape until a doctor who was medically examining her suspected that she might have been raped, and asked the police to question her. The medical examination report states that no exact opinion could be given on whether the minor was raped. The forensic medical report is awaited for further details.”

Aishwary Pal, Station House Officer of the New Tehri police station said: “A First Information Report was registered in the Tehri police station against Mani Ram under Sections 376 [rape], 506 [criminal intimidation] of the Indian Penal Code, and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.”

On Thursday, the girl was presented in the district court in Tehri.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.