Lahunipara police on Sunday detained three persons, including a juvenile, on charges of gang-raping a minor girl in Tensa area of Sundargarh district.
The incident took place on Thursday when the woman had gone to the fields to relieve herself.
The incident took place in Sector 63 on Wednesday night and four of the six men involved in the case have been arrested, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Vaibhav Krishna said.
Of the 3,59,849 cases of crimes against women reported in the country, Uttar Pradesh registered 56,011 cases followed by Maharashtra with 31,979 cases and West Bengal 30,002.
According to the report, over 3.5 lakh cases were registered against women, of which the maximum cases were registered in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the NCRB, the number of crimes registered in the capital under the IPC and Special and Local Laws went up from 2,06,135 in 2016 to 2,24,346 in 2017.
The data also showed that there was an increase in crimes against senior citizens in 2017 (753) in comparison with 2016 (685), and also a spike in cyber crimes.
The accused was identified as Manikantha (19) from Nalaballi village in Arakalagudu taluk.
According to an official statement, Adityanath mentioned about various steps being undertaken by the Central and the state governments for the welfare of women.
The girl was found in a critical condition with deep injuries on her head, face and neck and groin areas from a school campus in Jagannathpur village in April 2018.
The decision has been taken in compliance with the Supreme Court order in Tehseen Poonawala vs Union of India case, Singh said.
In her complaint lodged with Women’s Harassment Cell on September 6, the student alleged that she was sexually harassed by the teacher on the pretext of showing her the availability of seats.
In her dying declaration, Sandhya said that she had complained to the police about Golu stalking her, but the police did not act on her complaint.
According to the family members of the girl, efforts to lodge an FIR against the accused proved futile as the Kotwali police refused to lodge a case.
The incident allegedly took place on Wednesday afternoon when the girl was returning home from her school.