Is there such a thing as “Honor Rape” in the Muslim world? The four family members have been arrested but the woman’s mother has taken the side of her husband and son, claiming they are “both innocent.” Not sure what she said about the two uncles.
Times of India (h/t Andy J) The woman and her 32-year-old boyfriend had eloped twice in July and again in October, and the woman’s family twice filed an abduction complaint with police.
The first time, the man was let off by a court after the woman said she left with him by choice. After a second case was filed in October, she approached the Allahabad high court on November 2 alleging she was gang-raped by her family members at a nursing home and forced to miscarry.
On November 18, the HC ordered an FIR against her father Haakim, brother Saabir and uncles Sameen and Aashu. They were arrested on Monday. The four have been booked under IPC Sections 376D (gang rape) and 313 (causing miscarriage without woman’s consent), among others.
The woman’s mother has claimed her husband and son are innocent, saying her daughter had made the claim “under (her lover) Gayasuddin‘s influence”.