Will end our lives if accused are not punished in 3 months: victims’ kin

Police on Monday arrested three persons and detained a dozen others after launching a massive hunt for the culprits.

Updated - November 17, 2021 04:34 am IST

Published - August 02, 2016 04:53 pm IST - New Delhi

The three accused in the Buiandshahr rape case being brought to the district  court on Monday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

The three accused in the Buiandshahr rape case being brought to the district court on Monday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

The family of the 13-year-old girl and her mother, who were gang-raped at gunpoint in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr area, has threatened to commit suicide if the accused were not punished within three months. “We were looted, beaten up and we all know what they did to my daughter...I want my wife and daughter to punish them. If they are not punished within three months, then all three of us will commit suicide,” said the minor victim’s father, a cab driver whose family was attacked by a group of bandits.

A gang of dacoits raped the woman and daughter after dragging them out of a car on NH-91 when they were travelling with their family from Noida to Shahjahanpur on Friday night.

“There were seven to eight men. They tied our hands and feet and beat us. They kept beating us even when we begged for water or we made any movement,” the 39-year-old man said alleging that they did not get any help on dialling police control room number 100.

The police on Monday arrested Naresh (25), Bablu (22) and Rais (28) and detained a dozen after launching a massive hunt for the dacoits suspected to be behind the crime.

Facing flak from the Opposition, the State government suspended five police officers, including district SSP Vaibhav Krishna.

The matter had its echo in the Lok Sabha on Monday. BJP members hit out at the State government for the poor law and order situation and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has summoned a doctor who conducted a medical examination of the minor victim, for allegedly ill-treating her and asking “awkward” questions. It also slammed the police for not including sections of POCSO Act in the FIR.

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