Communal tensions have erupted in the riot-affected Kakroli area of Muzaffarnagar after a gang rape.

“A case of abduction and gang rape has been registered against Sonu, Saddam and Kamrulzama after a medical examination of the victim [their neighbour] confirmed rape, and they will be arrested soon,” Superintendent of Police (Crime) Rakesh Jolly told The Hindu on Sunday.

Found in the woods

The suspects allegedly abducted her when she was alone at home on Friday afternoon. When neighbours tried to save her, the accused threatened to kill them. A search was launched after her parents returned in the evening, and she was found in the nearby forests.

The parents immediately took her to the Kakroli police station where a first information report was lodged.

Last week, two youths gang-raped a postgraduate student and shot a video in the nearby Chaproli area of Baghpat district. They allegedly threatened the girl that if she tried to complain, they would upload the video on the Internet. She, however, gathered courage and filed a complaint with the police on Saturday.

Kangaroo court

In another incident, the Bijnore police arrested a gram pradhan and the father of a girl for allegedly blackening the face of her lover and parading him with a garland of shoes at Nagina on Saturday on the orders of a kangaroo court. Another person was also arrested in the incident.

“The matter is serious and we will arrest all the 11 persons who participated in the kangaroo panchayat,” Superintendent of Police Anis Ahmed Ansari told The Hindu on Sunday. Parents of the boy said he had not returned home after the humiliation.