Last week, around six bandits waylaid a family travelling from Noida to Shahjahanpur by car, dragged a woman and her daughter, including the 13-year-old girl, to a nearby field and raped them while tying up the men accompanying them with ropes and robbed them at gunpoint.
Navbharat Times has quoted the father of the 13-year-old victim as saying that his daughter was well trained in martial arts and gave a good fight to the accused for nearly half-an-hour. When the accused failed to control the girl, the men threatened to shoot her father and brother. In a bid to ensure her loved one’s safety, the girl gave in.
The issue has created a furore across the country and exposed the deteriorating law and order in Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, the UP Police has claimed to arrest three accused and said that they were identified by the victims.