UP horror: Woman gang-raped, rod inserted in private parts; dies
In a horrific incident that revives memories of the Nirbhaya incident, a middle-aged woman was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. The accused inserted an iron rod in her private parts, broke her ribs and one leg. Due to excessive bleeding, the victim passed away. Police are yet to arrest the accused. Here are more details.
As per the FIR, the deceased went to a temple on Sunday evening and didn't return till late at night. Allegedly, the temple's priest Satyanarayan Das and his two accomplices Vedram and Yashpal raped and dumped her outside her residence around midnight, reports Amar Ujala. She was also taken to Chandausi for treatment by the accused in their car, reports News18.
The family members promptly informed the Ughaiti Police station about the crime but the cops took a lax approach. Station Officer Ravendra Pratap Singh claimed the family didn't arrive at the spot until Monday afternoon. Even then the post-mortem was not conducted. The body was sent for an autopsy on Tuesday. A three-member panel, including a female doctor, examined her injuries.
The post-mortem report revealed that the woman's lung was attacked with a heavy object. SSP (Badaun) Sankalp Sharma confirmed that a cop's careless behavior has surfaced in connection to this case and it will be investigated. A case has been registered under relevant sections of IPC, he added. "Four teams have been formed to nab the accused," Sharma told ANI.
To recall, the Nirbhaya incident, wherein a 23-year-old woman was gang-raped and brutally assaulted inside a moving bus in Delhi, had united the entire nation. Six people, including a juvenile, were arrested for the crime. While the driver of the bus died by suicide inside the jail, four other accused were given capital punishment. They were hanged till death in Tihar Jail in March 2020.