A 35-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were gangraped near Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, just 65 kilometres from Delhi, by men for nearly three hours on Friday night. Fifteen suspects were detained in connection with gangrape case and the main accused has been identified.
They were travelling to Shahjahanpur in UP with their family on Friday night. Soon after they entered Bulandshahr, their car was hit with a blunt object. As it stopped, the group of five men allegedly dragged the family to a nearby field and looted their cash, jewellery and mobile phones.
Miscreants waylaid them dragged the woman and her daughter out of the vehicle and raped them for over three hours, the family complained.
The complainant later told the Meerut Range DIG Laxmi Singh and Bulandshahr SSP Vaibhav Krishna, who visited the police station, that he reported the incident to SHO R S Singh and other policemen present at the police station, but nobody took the initiative to visit the spot and look for the dacoits.
Police registered a case of robbery, rape and wrongful confinement. Senior officials rushed to the spot, and the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force was roped in for the investigation. The family has identified the main accused with the help of a photograph.
In response to the outrage expressed by the locals, the Kotwali Dehat station officer Ram Sain Singh and night duty officer Lalit Kumar were suspended. Also, an inquiry will be initiated against circle officer (city) Himanshu Kumar.
“An FIR has been lodged against seven-eight miscreants on charges of dacoity and gangrape. Police teams have been formed to nab the accused,” said SSP Vaibhav Krishna.
“Fifteen suspects have been nabbed for interrogation…hope that the accused would be arrested soon,” Daljit Singh, Additional Director General (Law and Order), said.
UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav asked the principal secretary of the home department and the director general police on Sunday to monitor the probe into the case, which has sent shock waves across the nation.
Hitting out at Akhilesh Yadav government, Bulandshahr MP Bhola Singh said, “It is a very sad incident. My sympathies are with the family. I have talked with police and told them strictly to get hold of the accused and punish them. The state government should take cognisance of the matter and action should be taken as soon as possible.”