A 25-year-old woman attempted to end her life by jumping into the Ganga after she was repeatedly raped by her uncle, police said on Monday.
Police said the woman’s uncle, a traffic police constable, repeatedly raped her over the past two years.
She was rescued by divers and police on Sunday evening.
Police have registered a case in the matter on the basis of a complaint filed by the woman but no arrests have been made so far.
The woman, a resident of Mirzapur district, alleged that her uncle, who is a traffic head constable, had called her family to Allahabad in January 2019 to attend Kumbh.
During her stay in Allahabad, her uncle took her to a hotel where he gave her a cold drink laced with sedatives and when she became unconscious, he raped her and made a video to blackmail her.
She claimed that her uncle raped her several times in Allahabad and Kanpur over the past two years.
When he learnt that the woman is pregnant, he allegedly gave her a pill to abort the pregnancy, said a police official.
On Sunday, the accused and his son took her to a room in the Chakeri area in Kanpur where they made another video of her to further blackmail her.
When she resisted, they started to beat her up and threatened her with dire consequences, Kumar said.
After escaping from their clutches, the woman made a call to the police helpline number and jumped into the river, but was saved by PRV personnel.