The horrifying gang-rape of a woman and her teenage daughter is not the first to be reported on National Highway 91. Some local villagers said that just 12 days ago a group of men had “brought a woman in a tempo and gang-raped her late into the night”.
“This is not the first time such a case has happened”, claimed residents of Dostpur village. This is the same place where a gang of robbers raped a 35-year-old Noida woman and her teenage daughter after waylaying their car on Friday night (29 July).
Crime has become rampant on this stretch as it is deserted with no street lights or police picket, locals say.
“A similar incident happened about 8-10 days before this brutal gangrape took place. We got the news, immediately reached the spot and called up the police. We also found a mobile phone at the spot and handed it over to the cops along with other evidences,” a villager Nirmal Singh said.
“Next day we asked the police about it. But they said that no one had registered a complain about the incident,” Singh added.
“Had the police investigate that incident, the recent crime could have been averted,” the villager said.
In a sensational crime, that has sparked off attacks on the state’s Akhilesh Yadav government on the law and order situation, a woman and her 14-year-old daughter were travelling from Noida to Shahjahanpur along with their family on Friday night when bandits waylaid them on NH 91 near Dostpur village in Bulandshahar and brutally raped them after dragging them out of their car.
While politics over the gangrape is going on. According to Bhola Singh, a local MP from BJP, “The family has accepted that they are being pressurized to identify the accused and they are forced to verify them through voter ID, which is not right”.
According to Singh, “The name of outsiders are coming up but I don’t think outsiders can do this. This is not the first time this has happened. The way it has been done clearly suggests that it is job of the local people”.
Shockingly, Azam Khan, leader of ruling Samajwadi Party, has said that the brutal gangrape of a mother-daughter duo in Bulandshahr could be a political conspiracy.
“Elections are near and a desperate opposition can stoop to any level to defame the government,” Khan alleged.
Reacting to Azam Khan’s insensitive statement, the father of minor victim asked, “Will Azam say the same thing about his family?”
Revealing that his daughter has stopped speaking and is constantly crying, he asked,”Will Azam Khan call it a political conspiracy if his own kin were victims.”