One of 4 males accused of the gangrape of a Class 10 pupil in western UP’s Meerut has been shot by police as he and his confederate tried to flee custody whereas being taken to court docket.
Police stated the 2 accused – Lakhan and Vikas – had been arrested earlier at present and had been being taken to court docket once they snatched a pistol from one of many policemen guarding them and tried to flee.
Police additionally stated that within the encounter that adopted – involving a staff from Meerut Police’s Surveillance Department and officers from the Sardhana Police Station – the 2 had been pinned down close to Kapsad village. Lakhan opened hearth, and was then shot in his leg by the cops’ return hearth.
“Today both accused were being taken to court, when they escaped by grabbing the gun of a Police Inspector. A combing operation was launched… the accused opened fire on police. We returned fire and Lakhan was shot in his leg,” Keshav Kumar, the Superintendent of Police (Rural), stated.
Both accused have been re-captured, and Lakhan is being handled at a neighborhood hospital.
The younger lady was allegedly gangraped by 4 males (two others are nonetheless on the run) on Thursday; her family members additionally alleged she was compelled to devour a toxic substance that led to her dying.
A FIR (first info report) filed by a member of the family stated she left dwelling at round 3.30 pm and returned by 5.15 pm, when she advised her mother and father in regards to the rape and assault.
The FIR additionally stated the lady was rushed to a hospital however died throughout remedy.
Meerut Police have filed rape and different relevant fees, however have additionally confirmed the restoration of a suicide notice from the lady’s dwelling. All attainable angles are being probed, the police have stated.
“As soon as we received a complaint, we registered a case and went to the scene. We found a suicide note at the home of the girl, which names a man called Lakhan and others. Two accused have been arrested. The main accused – Lakhan – used to go attend a tuition class with the girl,” Mr Kumar stated.
The younger lady’s dying has additionally triggered a political row in a state that has been closely criticised for a surprising spate of violent crimes towards girls and women.
Samajwadi Party boss Akhilesh Yadav took a swipe at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, suggesting he spend extra time stopping crimes in his state than campaigning for the BJP in others.
“News of the kidnapping, gangrape and poisoning of a student in Uttar Pradesh’s Sardhana (Meerut) is extremely sad… If star pracharakji (star campaigner) gets some free time… please consider this too. A lot of women have been tortured…,” Mr Yadav tweeted in Hindi.
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