Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh): In a shocking incident reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich, a teenaged girl was allegedly abducted, gangraped, murdered and her body hanged from a tree.
The incident took place in Nanpara area of Bahraich on Friday when the 15-year-old girl went missing and her body was on Saturday found hanging from a tree outside the village. Police suspect the body was hanged from a tree so as to give an impression that she committed suicide.
Family alleged that she was kidnapped from Nanpara by three men of the same village. One of the accused was known to the girl and had asked her to meet him. He was joined by two more men. They raped and killed her and later hanged her body from a tree.
An FIR has been registered on a complaint of the victim’s father against Imran, Sarvjeet Yadav and Ghanshyam Maurya for abducting, raping and killing his daughter.
Police said that they have arrested two persons (Sarvejeet and Imran) in connection with the case and a manhunt has been launched to track the third accused. Four constables have also been suspended for failing in their duties.
Deceased girl’s father said that the three had tried to abduct his daughter earlier also but failed.
Meanwhile, a political blame game has begun over the incident with Congress accusing the ruling Samajwadi Party in the state and BJP at the Centre of adopting careless attitude and being insensitive.
This government has failed to curb crime against women. The incident is extremely shameful and women were not safe in Uttar Pradesh,” All India Mahila Congress president Shobha Oza said.
“Yet another case, yet another victim, yet another girl. Always women and girls are at the deceiving end, be it Uttar Pradesh or any other state for that matter. This needs to be condemned and protested... The government which is celebrating its two years of governance needs to pay more attention to curbing violence against women, Nirmala Samant, former member of the National Commission for Women, told ANI.
Women rights activist Jagmati Sangwan said the law and order situation has totally collapsed in Uttar Pradesh as criminals have no fear of police and the government.
The incident revives memories of the Badaun case, in which two teenaged girls of a family were gangraped, killed and hanged from a tree at Katra village in May 2014, triggering a massive public outcry. Later, the CBI, which was entrusted with the probe into the incident, ruled out rape of the two girls.