A 26-year-old woman has accused her employer of rape by promising her marriage in return. The Rakhial resident who works in a tailoring unit said the owner then took a video of their rape encounter and blackmailed her for seven years seeking sexual favours in return.
During the years, he also forced her to undergo abortion four times when she fell pregnant. The woman has alleged that the man’s wife helped him get the abortion done.
He also threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the incident. The complaint alleges that the man also got a fake Nikahnama (a marriage certificate) and got her signature on the same.
The woman alleged that since she was afraid of losing her job she put up with it.
Details of the rape and blackmail
The victim Ishrat (name changed ) in per complaint to Rakhial police said that she began to work at the tailoring unit of her neighbour Ayub Ansari and his wife Tabassum in 2013.
Ishrat had lost her father and she was the sole breadwinner for her two younger sisters. Within three months of working at Ansari’s unit, he began to touch her inappropriately and made lewd comments. This happened even when his wife was present.
He threatened to throw her out of her job if she protested. He would then go on to rape her in the unit even as his wife ignored the goings-on.
When Ishrat became pregnant for the first time, Tabassum took her to a woman and got her an abortion and also warned her not to reveal it to anyone. In 2014, he got a fake Nikahnama (marriage certificate) done from a Maulana and forced her to sign it despite her protest.
He then went on to shoot videos of their sexual encounter and blackmailed her with it for seven years. She got pregnant four times in all and he got it aborted every time. Rakhial police are investigating the matter.
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