According to police, the gang first waylaid a family on its way from Noida to Shahjahanpur, raped two women members of the family and looted them of their cash, jewellery and mobile phones.
A woman and her 13-year-old daughter were gangraped by a gang of five bandits near Dostpur village in Bulandshahr district on the Delhi-Kanpur highway.
According to police, the dacoits first waylaid a family on its way from Noida to Shahjahanpur and subsequently raped two women. They later looted the family of their cash, jewellery and mobile phones.
Police detained 15 suspects and two main accused have been identified. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asked the principal secretary of the home department and the DGP on today to monitor the probe into the case.
“15 suspects have been detained. Two accused have been identified and he belongs to a nomadic tribe. Special teams have been formed and the ones being detained are being inquired for more details.” said Bulandshahr SSP Vaibhav Krishan.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal will visited the spot at 3 pm today.
Miscreants threw a piece of metal at the car when it was passing through Dostpur village at around 1:30 am, forcing the driver to stop, police said. When the driver came out of the car to examine the damage, the criminals overpowered him and allegedly forced him to drive the car off the road and into the fields. Then they dragged the women to a nearby field and raped them while the men were tied with ropes.
One of the family members, who managed to untie the ropes, reported the matter to police.
An FIR under relevant sections of the IPC was lodged against five accused and three police teams have been formed to nab them.
Meanwhile, SHO Ramsen of Kotwali Dehat, to whom the case was reported, was relieved from the charge of the case due to his alleged negligence.
The DGP of Uttar Pradesh has said that the police has mobilised all resources to nab the culprits. He tweeted, “Horrible Bulandshahr incident a challenge. Going all out to nab the culprits. All resources being deployed. Useful leads being pursued.”