Minor gang-raped in Sitapur, murdered

TNN | Dec 25, 2012, 02.47 AM IST


LUCKNOW: A minor was gang-raped and murdered in Sitapur and a woman was molested in Maharajganj district in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. In the first incident, a man from Ramkot in Sitapur lodged an FIR with police accusing Santram Dixit and Sanjay of his village of kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter, gang-raping her and then murdering her. Police have detained one accused.

In another incident, reported from Nichauli area of Maharajganj district, a couple working at a brick kiln was on its way home after the day’s work on Sunday when they were intercepted by three armed miscreants. The miscreants took the man at gun point and robbed him off the money that he had on his including the day’s earning of the duo. While they dumped him in a farm field by the roadside after tying up his limbs, they took the woman, a short distance away and raped her. Attempts of the victim’s husband to raise an alarm were silenced by the miscreants who threatened to shoot him dead, brandishing country-made fire arms. Before the miscreants left the scene, they also tied and gagged the woman as well.

The two were rescued by the local villagers early morning on Monday when they were spotted lying injured and rushed to the primary health centre on the village outskirts after which the police were also informed about the crime. The woman later revealed that the miscreants took away her silver ornaments.

Police claimed to have identified the accused and are making efforts to arrest one of them whose photograph has been identified by the victim. At least one of the accused is said to be a listed robber and has criminal cases pending against him with different police stations of Maharajganj.