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India parents 'paid to sabotage daughter's rape trial'

From BBC - April 17, 2018

An Indian teenager who was kidnapped and gang raped last year has accused her parents of accepting money from her alleged assailants in return for pressing her to change her statement.

Delhi police said they had arrested her mother and are searching for her father, who they say is on the run.

The news emerged after the girl went to a police station with 500,000 rupees (about $7,600; 5,300) that she said her parents accepted from the accused.

She is now being cared for in a refuge.

"We believe the accused made efforts to negotiate with the victim's parents by offering them money," Deputy Commissioner of Police MN Tiwari told the BBC.

He said the girl had been aware of the negotiations and knew where her parents had hidden the money.

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