Women's files rape charges against cousin

Rajkot: A 19-year-old woman lodged a complaint against her cousin for raping her repeatedly, torturing her physically and forcing her to marry him in Jamkandorna of Rajkot district.
The woman’s complaint alleged that her cousin Ravi Chawda barged into her home and raped her eight months ago. Threatening to kill her parents, he took her to Patanvav where he registered his marriage with her with the help of an advocate on May 30, 2018.

Chawda kept the woman in a rented house in Shapar Sarvodaya locality of Rajkot where he used to rape her and torture her after getting drunk. When the woman asked for divorce, he asked her to get Rs 1.5 lakh from her father.

“Chawda’s uncle Vinu and his cousins — Ramesh, Bharat and Sagar — also threatened the survivor with dire consequences and threatened to kill her parents. Tired of this, the survivor finally lodged the police complaint against Chawda,” said an official from Jamkandorna police station. tnn