MHA asks for report on Bulandshahr gang rape from Uttar Pradesh government

New Delhi: In the latest development in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case, the Home Ministry has asked for a report from the Uttar Pradesh government.

Three people, who were arrested in connection with the Bulandshahr Gangrape and loot case, were sent to 14 days of judicial custody earlier today.

On the same day, five police officials and SSP, SP City, circle officer, SOS of two police stations of the Akhilesh Yadav government were suspended on charges of negligence.

Meanwhile, the husband and father of the rape victims have threatened to commit suicide if accused are not punished within 3 months.

A woman from Noida and her minor daughter were raped on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday after being dragged out of their car by dacoits near a highway in western U.P. They were traveling with other family members to their native place in Shahjahanpur to attend a family ritual.

The car was hit by a blunt metal object near village Dostpur on the Delhi-Kanpur Highway and when the driver got down to examine the damage, he was surrounded by the dacoits. They overpowered him and forced the car off the main road towards a thicket.

 

Highway to hell

A shocking data puts that Uttar Pradesh is home to 80% of the total highway crimes in India—most of which being committed to its western side.

According to the 2014 data of the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), out of the 84,000 cases of dacoity and thefts on the highways across the country, Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 65,000 cases: almost 80 per cent of the total.

On the other hand, the State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) 2015 data states that as many as 2,250 cases of robbery – the maximum across India – were reported across the highways and roads in Uttar Pradesh.

Gautam Buddha Nagar district witnessed a maximum 212 cases, followed with Meerut 178. Gorakhpur witnessed 133 cases, Saharanpur 84, Bareily 75, Allahabad 71, Agra 65, Etawah 69, Moradabad 61, Aligarh 59, Ghaziabad 58, Bulandshahar 54 and Muzaffarnagar 48 cases.