What we call it a baffling incident, a 22-year-old Nepalese woman travelled all the way from Lucknow to Nagpur to file a rape case against the man. The man had warned her against approaching police in connection with the alleged offence that took place in the Uttar Pradesh capital, the woman fled from there and somehow managed to reach Nagpur, located over 800 km from Lucknow.
The woman came to a friend who then helped her in lodging a zero FIR. A zero First Information Report (FIR) can be filed in any police station and it can be later transferred to the appropriate police station having competent jurisdiction.
As per the information, the woman came to India from Nepal in 2018 in search of a job. Since March this year, she was staying with a woman friend in a rented flat on Faizabad Road in Lucknow, informed Koradi police Station, a senior official.
The friend then introduced the victim to the accused on a video call, Pravin Rajpal Yadav, who is from Lucknow and worked as a software engineer in Dubai. According to the victim, she kept Rs 1.5 lakh with her friend and when she asked for it, her friend started beating and harassing her and did not return the money. The victim then informed Pravin Yadav about the incident, who then booked a room for the victim at a hotel in Lucknow and asked her to shift there, the official said. After a couple of days, the accused also came to Lucknow from Dubai. He met the victim at the hotel, where he allegedly drugged her and raped her, the official said. The official said that the accused also shot some objectionable photographs and videos of the victim. He also took her to a friend’s place in Lucknow where he allegedly again gave her drugs and raped her.
The accused uploaded the victim’s photos on her social media accounts and threatened to viral these photos if she refused to listen to him or approached the police. The woman somehow managed to escape from Lucknow and came to a Nepalese friend in Nagpur on September 30. They went to Koradi police station here and lodged a complaint against Yadav and the victim”s woman friend from Lucknow, the official said.