Out to relieve selves, 2 Dalit sisters sexually assaulted by duo in UP’s Mainpuri
The alleged crime occurred around 5 pm on Friday evening when the two had gone to a field for relieving themselves, according to the police.
Mainpuri: Two minor sisters belonging to the Dalit community were allegedly raped by two men in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday. One of the two accused have been arrested by the police.
According to the police, one of the survivors is a 17-year-old student of Class 9 while the other is her 16-year-old cousin who is a Class 8 student. The alleged crime occurred around 5 pm on Friday evening when the two had gone to a field for relieving themselves. The two were forcibly dragged deep into the field by the two accused – Saurabh Shakya (20) and Gaurav Shakya (21).
Saurabh allegedly raped the elder girl while Gaurav tried to force himself on the younger one. Aer the girls screamed for help, one of the accused fled the spot. Local residents managed to nab the other accused who was later handed over to the cops, according to a report published by The Times of India.
The police have booked the accused under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the SC/ST Act. Saurabh, aer being arrested, was presented in a court and sent to judicial custody, a police officer said, adding that efforts are being made to apprehend the second accused.
This comes weeks aer three youngsters allegedly abducted a 17-year-old girl at gunpoint and later gang-raped her at a village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Following a complaint by the girl’s father, the police registered a case against the trio.
The girl’s father, in the complaint to the police, stated that the three youths, including two brothers aged 17 and 16 years, allegedly abducted his minor daughter at gunpoint when she was on her way to dump waste. The three took her to the jungle, where they sexually assaulted her and later fled.
Courtesy: Times Now
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