In a horrific reminder of last year's gang rape in Bulandshahr, four women on Thursday were allegedly gang-raped by a group of five armed robbers.
The robbers attacked the group of eight people travelling to Bulandshahr in a vehicle on the Yamuna Expressway in the wee hours of Thursday, shooting dead a man and looting cash and jewellery.
Four women, who were traveling in the car along with as many men, alleged that they were raped at gun point after they tried to resist the robbery bid. Police, however, were yet to confirm sexual assault and said the women were misbehaved with. Hindustan Times reports the police saying that when they refused to part with their assets, the men dragged the women to the fields and raped them for hours.
The women have now been sent for medical examination. DNA also says that out of the four women, one of them was 50-years-old and that they were brutally beaten and threatened with dire consequences by the men.
We were 4 men&4 women going from Jewar to Bulandshahr, 5 people looted, tied&hit us,then they took women to another spot & raped them:Victim pic.twitter.com/jk8J4T9rD4— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 25, 2017
Police said the incident took place near Sabota village in Jewar around 2 am when the eight people were going to visit a relative undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bulandshahr in western Uttar Pradesh.
The gang of five robbers targeted the vehicle after the driver stopped it to fix a flat tyre. They attacked the occupants and took away with jewellery and Rs 44,000 in cash.
The deceased has been identified as Shakeel Qraishi.
(With inputs from PTI)
(Feature image source: PTI)