Mother and daughter sedated, raped and blackmailed for months by husband’s friend in India

A man has been imprisoned under the Arms Act for raping his friend’s wife and daughter and blackmailing them for months in Gurugram.

A woman from Gurugram was allegedly sedated, raped and blackmailed by her husband’s friend for months. The woman also alleged that her daughter was also raped by the accused. The harrowing case came to light on Friday when the woman approached the Sector 10 police and lodged a complaint.

The accused, who was identified as Ashu, used to visit the survivor’s home as he was her husband’s friend. On March 19, the woman fell sick and Ashu allegedly offered her a drink.

Ashu allegedly fed a laced drink to the woman on the pretext that it was a medicine. The woman lost consciousness after he consumed the drink and the accused allegedly raped her. Allegedly, Ashu recorded the obscene act and started blackmailing the woman.

A few days later, the woman’s husband suffered a heart attack and was rushed to PGI Rohtak. During this time, the couple’s daughter stayed with her grandparents, The Times of India reported. After a week, Ashu visited the woman’s house on the pretext of asking about her husband’s health.

The man took the woman’s minor daughter to a secluded area where he allegedly sedated her and raped her. The accused man also recorded a video of the incident and started to blackmail her.

On June 28, the woman’s husband breathed her last. The woman stayed mum as she was fearful of her life and her daughter’s. In July, the accused was arrested in the Arms Act and was sent to jail. Eventually, the woman mustered courage and approached the police.

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Sanjay Kumar, SHO Sector 10 police station said, “The accused is currently in jail and he has a criminal background. An FIR has been registered against him under sections of the IPC and POCSO Act.”

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