Bulandshahr rape case: Victims threaten suicide if rapists not punished in 90 days

Minor victim’s father alleges police apathy, claims no help arrived despite dialling 100.

Published: 02nd August 2016 04:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2016 03:32 AM   |  A+A-

BULANDSHAHR/NEW DELHI:The family of the 13-year-old girl and her mother, who were gangraped at gunpoint in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr area on Friday night, has threatened to commit suicide if the accused were not punished within three months.

UPvic.jpg“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. The dacoits had brutally raped the woman and her 13-year-old daughter at gunpoint after dragging them out of a car in Bulandshahr on NH-91 when they were travelling with their family from Noida to Shahjahanpur.

“There were seven-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 dialing police control room number 100.

The Uttar Pradesh Police had on Monday arrested three accused — Raesuddin, Zabar and Shahbaz  — and detained a dozen others after launching a massive hunt for the dacoits suspected to be behind the crime.

Facing flak from the Opposition, the State government had suspended five police officers, including district Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna.

On the night of the incident, the Station House Officer Ram Sen Singh who was later suspended, was patrolling in the area where the incident took place.

Moreover there were more than six other police officials on night patrol just a few hundred meters away but they could not hear the screams of the victims. A trainee sub inspector, who was nowhere in the scene, was suspended.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has summoned a doctor who conducted medical examination of the minor victim, for asking “awkward” questions and also slammed the police for not including sections of Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in the FIR.

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