STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 12 December
A 23-year-old woman has accused her husband of allegedly raping, sodomizing, branding her skin with cigarettes during their honeymoon in Thailand earlier this month.
Police said that the victim is recuperating in Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) hospital. Her husband works as a project manager with a private firm in the Capital and he is untraceable.
According to sources, the complainant even mentioned that her husband during their honeymoon in Bangkok tortured her physically and mentally, hence, a case should be registered against him.
She also stated that they had earlier planned their honeymoon in Maldives, but later, her husband took her to Bangkok instead.
Police said that the complainant, who also works as project manager with a private firm, was married to him on 29 November. After the marriage, which was arranged by their parents, the couple went to Bangkok on 1 December and returned to the Capital on 8 December.
Last night, the woman turned up to the Palam police station where she got a case registered against her husband.
According to a senior Delhi Police officer, they have lodged an FIR under relevant provisions of the IPC including of that 376 (punishment for rape) and 377 (unnatural offences) against her husband with Palam police station of south-west district last night.
Meanwhile, police said that several teams have been formed and pressed into service to nab her husband. Raids are being carried out at some of his possible hideouts.
"On some occasions during their honeymoon in Bangkok, the victim was even forced to consume urine. When she tried to spurn his undue and inhuman advances, he would beat her up mercilessly," said the police.
"After their return, she broke down in front of her parents and insisted them to take her back on 9 December. When the victim was consoled by her mother, she reveled her ordeal after which she was immediately taken to the nearby DDU hospital where she was given medical assistance for her bruises and injuries," said the police.
On 11 December, the victim’s parents approached the police and got a case registered against their son-in-law who is absconding.
Meanwhile, according to reliable sources closed to the investigating sleuths, the girl was subjected to some highly objectionable, unpardonable and inhuman acts during her honeymoon in Bangkok.
The victim told police that everything was fine till they reached Bangkok on 1 December, but soon after they checked-in to the hotel, things drastically changed for her.
The accused used to sodomize her forcefully and brand her body with cigarettes. Whenever she objected, he used to thrash and threaten her with dire consequences.
In Bangkok, she was even not allowed to contact her family members. On 8 December, after they returned to the Capital, the in-laws of the victim smelt a rat and enquired from her. When she did not reveal anything, they informed her parents who live nearby.
"She broke down in front of her parents and insisted them to take her back to their house on 9 December. When the victim was consoled by her mother, she reveled her ordeal after which she was immediately taken to the nearby DDU hospital where she was given with medical assistance," police said.
On 11 December, the victim’s parents approached the police and got a case registered.