Express News Service : Lucknow, Thu Sep 05 2013,

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In a stunning revelation before officials at the UP Chief Minister’s Janata Darshan Wednesday, a 25-year-old woman alleged that her father and younger brother had been sexually abusing her for the last nine years.

Following the complaint, the officials referred the matter to Mahila police, which arrested her father, a Class IV railway employee, and her brother, who works at a shop in Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar.

The woman was sent for a medical examination. The woman told the police that her mother was aware of her ordeal and told her not to complain as it would damage the family’s reputation.

The girl said she had undergone abortion many times. The mother was also arrested.

Shiva Shukla, Station Officer of the Mahila Police Station, said the girl told them that she was being sexually abused since the age of 16. Her father first sexually exploited her under the influence of alcohol. A few years later, her younger brother also started sexually abusing her.

Shukla said the girl told the police that she could not gather courage to approach the police because her father and brother used to beat her whenever she complained.

However, during a discussion with her colleagues at the place where she is doing a beautician’s course, she came to know that she could approach the CM at his Janata Darshan.

The woman said she had another younger brother who doesn’t talk term with his father and brother.

Circle Officer of Hazratganj Dinesh Yadav said the woman will be kept at a safe place.