Nineteen-year-old woman gang raped in UP's Bareilly; three arrested
Three men have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, police said on Monday. Senior Superintendent of Police Rohit Singh Sajwan said two of the accused were arrested on Sunday, while one was held today. The incident occurred in the Izzatnagar Police Station area of Bareilly city on May 31.
The girl's friends were chased away by the accused
"The woman, along with two of her male friends, had gone to the area on a scooty," the police said. "The six accused against whom a case has been registered allegedly caught hold of her, took turns to rape her, and then beat her up, while her friends were chased away," the police further added.
Case was registered against the six accused on Saturday
Initially, the woman did not narrate her ordeal to her family members but later, told her sister about it. The woman lodged a complaint on Saturday following which a gang rape case was registered against the six accused. Police said the accused arrested today had intercepted the woman and her two friends on the day of the incident and informed the other five.
Victim's statement would be recorded under CrPC Section 164
"Those arrested on Sunday have been sent to jail, while the one held today is being interrogated," they added. The accused Vishal Patel was nabbed after a few rounds of exchange of fire while Anuj Patel, was arrested during a combing operation. "The victim had been sent for a medical examination and her statement under CrPC Section 164 would be recorded," police said.