Humans can’t get any worse than this. In a disastrous incident that is hard to imagine, a 35-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by 5 men in Uttar Pradesh, in what is deemed contrary to the spirit of mankind. The woman was later burnt alive in the ‘yagyashala’ of a temple in the vicinity her house in UP’s Sambhal district. This disgusting scene just goes to show that how things have gone from bad to worse.
The husband said that the victim had phoned UP police’s dial 100 service just minutes before she was burnt alive, but her emergency call went unanswered. The terrible crime happened in a village under Rajpura police station on Saturday. The woman has two children and her husband plies his trade as a labourer in Ghaziabad.
According to the police, the victim was sleeping when her attackers rushed into her house and brutalized her. Police have registered an FIR against 5 men and have booked them for ‘gang rape’ and murder. The police came to a firm conclusion that the horrific incident occurred at 2.30 am on Saturday.
TOI has also retrieved an audio clip of the last call she had made to her cousin where she stressed that she tried calling the police. “All the five accused barged into my house finding my wife alone around 2:30 am on Saturday. They took turns to rape her. It was raining heavily and only a kerosene lamp was lit in the room at that time.”
Sambhal: A woman was allegedly burned to death by unidentified people after she resisted a gang rape. Police say,"We have asked the family to file an FIR after which we'll take action. Accused will be nabbed soon. Rest of the action will be taken after post-mortem report comes." pic.twitter.com/Rl9YreGV34
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“After the incident, my wife narrated the whole incident to her cousin since my phone and her brother’s phone could not be reached. Before my wife’s cousin could inform the police and other family members, the accused came again and dragged my wife out and took her to a nearby temple where they torched her at the yagyashala,” the deceased’s husband said in the police complaint as quoted by TOI.
Rajpura station house officer Arun Kumar added further that the FIR under IPC’s sections 376D (gang rape), 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) has been filed against 5 accused: Aram Singh, Mahaveer, Charan Singh, Gullu and Kumarpal. They all hail from the same village and had been disturbing the woman for a few months.
The additional director general of police Prem Prakash told TOI that they had collected some evidence from the crime scene. “We have secured the audio clip of the last call made by the woman to her cousin on his mobile number in which she mentioned the names of the five accused who had barged into her house and raped her. This is indeed very crucial evidence for us. After lodging an FIR against the accused, two teams have been tasked to nab them. We are very close to arresting them,” the ADG said.