Hathras: In a big embarrassment for the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, a bus carrying passengers was looted by armed robbers on National Highway-91 within 48 hours of the brutal gang-rape of a young woman and her daughter by a group of criminals near Bulandshahr bypass.
According to reports, there were more than 25 passengers in the bus when it was attacked by the armed robbers while it was on its way to Etah on Sunday.
“The robbers boarded the bus from Aligarh as passengers and were equipped with sharp weapons. They robbed the passengers near Pulrai village,” Senior Superintendent of Police Dr Ajay Pal said.
The incident happened near Sikandra Rau Police Station around 10.30 pm near Pulari Village.
The crime spot is hardly 2 kms away from the police outpost. After looting the passengers, robbers fled from the scene of the crime.
The police, however, took around 10 to 11 minutes to reach the spot and later took five suspects in custody.
It is being speculated that accused involved in the robbery are locals and were carrying illegal fire arms.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhlesh Yadav had on Sunday ordered a very strict highway patrolling after the Bulandshahr gang-rape case.