Firozabad rape victim wants execution for accused

Firozabad rape victim wants execution for accused

FIROABAD: The 15-year-old rape victim, whose father was shot dead, has demanded execution for the rape accused.

The accused Aachman Upadhyaya was arrested after a quick encounter with the police on Thursday.

"I want death for Aachman. He has destroyed my life and killed my father. My father was the only breadwinner of their family of six. i'm the second eldest among four siblings and therefore the burden of taking care of the family is on my shoulders now because my elder sister is married," she said.

Aachman had been stalking her for 3 years and raped her in August last year. She had quit her studies after the incident and has been trying to get over the trauma.

Her grandfather said, "Aachman is our neighbour. His father too had a criminal history. He started stalking my granddaughter when she was in school 9. We had decided to shift her to her maternal grandparents' home but before we could do so, the rape incident happened."

The grandfather said that when the girl tried to resist the rape, he smashed her head on the wall and even tried to strangulate her. He also made a video of the act.

The case was later filed against Aachman under IPC section 376 (rape), 363 (kidnapping), 307 (attempt to murder), 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and relevant sections of the POCSO Act.

However, he was never arrested within the matter which emboldened him and he began threatening the family with dire consequences if they didn't withdraw the case. On Monday night, he accosted the victim's father and shot him dead.

Meanwhile, military officer of police (Agra range) Satish Ganesh said, "We have built a really strong case against Aachman and his accomplice. we'll make all possible efforts to urge him convicted for the crimes he has committed. I even have also recommended for a quick trial within the case with the foremost stringent punishment."