With four more rapes reported Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh, the total
number of such cases in the state has gone up to nine during the
last two days.
Of the four incidents that came to light early in the morning, one
of the victims was done to death by the culprits, while another
victim chose to end her life by hanging.
"A seventeen-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Mukhari village
of Baghpat district (about 450 km from here) by the brothers of
her close friend Priti with whom she used to attend stitching
classes," a police spokesman said.
"When she reached her friend's place Monday afternoon, Priti was
away. Taking advantage of the situation, Priti's two brothers,
Sanjay and Rinku, raped her friend," he added.
The villagers decided to call a panchayat to decide her future.
Unable to muster the courage to face the panchayat, the girl chose
to commit suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her
The girl's father is a constable with the Central Reserve Police
Force (CRPF) and currently posted in Patna.
By the time the cops got into action, Priti's entire family,
including her mother and the two accused brothers, absconded,
police said. A manhunt has been launched to track down the
Another case of rape was reported from Khanpur village in Fatehpur
district, where a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and
murdered by two youths from the same village Monday night.
"The victim was apparently gagged and raped before being killed.
Her body was found in the fields," an official said. Both the
culprits were arrested.
Besides, two rapes were reported from Hathras district, where both
the victims were minors.
A nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two teenaged boys in
Garhi Guddu Khan village and a 14-year-old girl was raped by an
18-year-old boy in Dhatra Khurd village Monday.
"The three culprits -- Sunil, Lavnesh and Dinesh -- were charged
with rape and arrested," a Hathras police official said.
Earlier on Monday, as many as five rapes, including one in which a
woman was burnt alive, were reported from different parts of Uttar
Pradesh, a day after an attack on a minor girl whose eyes were
gouged by a gang when she resisted rape.