Bareilly: A 13-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint by two men in UP’s Rampur district. The crime took place at a village under Swar police station on January 20.

According to a complaint filed by the girl’s family, the minor was taken to a farm by a local woman, on the pretext of some work where two other men, identified as Shahrukh and Bhura, sexually assaulted her. An FIR has been registered against three of them.

The girl’s family alleged that two unidentified men grabbed her and dragged her to the nearby sugarcane field. They then took turns to rape her at gunpoint. The local woman assisted them by putting a cloth into her mouth, the family said in the complaint.

She looked traumatised and remained quiet for days, her family said, adding that on being repeatedly asked, she finally narrated her ordeal on Saturday.

According to the family, the minor claimed that the accused threatened to kill her if she disclosed the heinous crime to anyone.

Rampur police said that a case has been registered against the accused.

Circle officer (CO) of Swar in Rampur, Dharam Singh, said, “An FIR has been registered under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 376D(A) (punishment on gangrape of woman under sixteen years of age), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of IPC and relevant sections of SC/ST Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.”

The CO added, “A team has been formed and raids are being conducted across the village and nearby areas to nab the culprits. All three are on the run.”

Courtesy : TNN