Illegal beef trade is a notorious business that encourages cattle theft as bails are easy to come by. Mohammad Haider, accused of raping a nine-year-old girl, according to the victim’s father, is one such cattle thief who had been granted bail during the lockdown reports Swarajya.
As per the statement issued by the girl’s father, their neighbour Mohammad Haider is an illegal beef trader who indulges in cattle theft. The distraught father, a Muslim, has blamed the system and police for allowing such criminals to walk free using the legal loopholes.
The FIR (First Information Report), number 365/2020, has been filed at Meerut District’s Sardhana Police Station on 18th August on the basis of the complaint lodged by the minor girl’s father.
The father has alleged in his complaint that Haider lured his daughter who was playing to a neighbouring building where he raped her. He left the girl at the spot after committing the horrific crime and went away.
Some children from the neighbourhood informed the father that Haider had left his daughter at a vacant plot after raping her. He informed the police after bringing his daughter home.
The complaint also mentions that when the father had visited accused’s house to confront him, Haider’s brother-in-law Lal Mohammed informed him that Haider had gone outside. Later, Lal Mohammed and his wife Mustakeema threatened the father warning him not to file a police complaint.
In accordance with this statement, Haider, Lal and Mustakeema have been booked under sections 376, 452, and 506 of the IPC in addition to sections to sections 3 and 4 of the POSCO Act.
The victim’s father has informed Swarajya that Haider who resides in New Delhi comes to Sardhana often to meet his sister Mustakheema. He also said that most residents fear and avoid Haider as he is known to be involved in cattle theft and illegal beef trade.
According to him, most people of the village prefer to not talk to Haider who he says carries ample money with him and has also been caught “doing nasha“(substance abuse). He also mentioned that there are several cases registered against Haider in Delhi and that the latter was one of the accused who was let out on bail following the lockdown.
He blames the system for the plight of his daughter while adding that notorious criminals like Haider must not be let off.
Swarajya mentions that one of the police officers at the Sardhana Police Station admitted that it was a known fact that Haider was into addiction. However, he also added that there was no record against Haider at their station and they did not have access to the cases, if any, registered at Delhi.
All three accused are reported to be absconding.
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