MUZAFFARNAGAR: In a horrifying incident, a 30-year-old-woman was gang-raped in front of her husband by four men who held the family, including a three-month old baby, hostage. The crime was committed when the family was returning home after visiting a pediatrician in Bhopa area of Muzaffarnagar on Friday morning.
According to police officials, the 35-year-old man, resident of Dhansri village under Kakroli police station, was travelling home with his wife and baby on a bike after visiting a pediatrician. They were stopped by four men in a car, who dragged the family into a sugarcane field. They allegedly tied the man up, while the baby was taken at knife-point to force the woman into submission. She was then gang-raped.
The culprits then fled. The family was found by local farmers who dialed 100. The family later went to the nearest police station, at Bhopa, to file a case. Police sent the survivor to the women’s district hospital for medical examination. However, the husband alleged that the police did not take the complaint “seriously”.
Ajay Sehdev, superintendent of police (rural) said, “An FIR has been registered under sections 376 D (gang rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt). We are working on gathering evidence from the spot. Forensic teams have reached the scene of the crime.”
A similar crime was committed in August, when a student of class XI was allegedly gang-raped by three men who found her with a male friend in a sugarcane field in Mandi area of Muzaffarnagar. All three were later found to be from a nearby village, and were arrested.