Bulandshahr gangrape: Main accused identified, 3 suspects detained; SHO suspended

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday morning detained at least 3 people suspected in the Bulandshahr horrific gangrape of mother-daughter duo. 

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2016, 21:06 PM IST
Bulandshahr gangrape: Main accused identified, 3 suspects detained; SHO suspended
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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday morning detained at least 3 people suspected in the Bulandshahr horrific gangrape of mother-daughter duo. 

On Saturday, a brutal incident of gangrape was reported from Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district where a gang of 12 robbers sexually assaulted a woman and her 14-year-old daughter for close to three hours. 

The rape survivors were headed for Shahjahanpur from Noida and driving down the Delhi-Kanpur National Highway 91 with four of their family when the incident took place. 

The car carrying family members was ambushed near Dostpur village after which women were dragged out of the vehicle and raped by the robbers.

Main accused identified

The Uttar Pradesh DGP has assured action in the case and said that 15 special teams have been formed to launch a probe into the rape horror. One of the police officials said that the main accused behind the incident has been identified. 

He belongs to 'nomadic criminal tribe,' SSP Bulandshahr Vaibhav Krishna told media. 

A massive manhunt is on and ADG Law and order Daljeet Singh Choudhary has been deputed to the ground.

"We have identified the main culprit through photographs. STF teams have been deputed and location of all the accused involved in the incident has been traced," Daljeet Singh  Choudhary, ADG Law and Order told News18.

Bulandshahr SHO suspended

After the incident came to light, the government has suspended the SHO for deriliction of duty.

Attacking the Samajwadi Party government over failing law and order situation in the state and blamed the government for not doing anything for the security of the people. 

"The law and order has failed completely in the state. The Uttar Pradesh government is not doing anything for the security of people," Bulandshahr BJP MP Bhola Singh said. 

According to another media report, UP DGP, UP Principal Secretary Home will visit Bulandshahr to take stock of the probe into the rape incident.