Five cases of rape in two days in UP

A woman was allegedly raped and burnt alive in Etah while two teenagers were raped in Firozabad and Gonda districts.

Etah/Firozabad: A woman was allegedly
raped and burnt alive in Etah while two teenagers were raped
in Firozabad and Gonda districts of Uttar Pradesh which has
been rocked by series of cases of brutal assault on women in
the last two days.

With the fresh three incidents, a total of five cases
of rape have been registered in the last two days.

In Etah, a 35-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped
and burnt alive by three persons in Nidhauli area last night.

The woman was allegedly raped and set on fire by three
persons belonging to an influential family in Sabhapur village
when she was in her house along with her two minor children,
police said.

An FIR has been lodged and station officer Nidhauli
Narendra Pal Singh has been removed from the post. Singh had
initially ruled out rape and murder and said the woman had
committed suicide.

"Around 2.30 am five persons entered the house of
Shishupal Yadav of which the woman identified three as Sunil
Yadav, Suman Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav," Special Director
General of Police Brij Lal told reporters in Lucknow.

He said that as per the statement given by the woman
only one Sunil raped her. "When she raised an alarm the
accused set her on fire. The woman had given dying declaration
in which she has mentioned of being raped by only one person,"
Brij Lal said.

He said senior officers were on the spot and post
mortem procedure would be videographed.

The victim`s brother Virseh said, "Five persons first
tried to strangulate my sister and then raped her. Since my
sister recognised them, they doused her with kerosene and set
her ablaze. When she was nearly dead, they left the spot."

In Firozabad, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped
by one Shanu, with whom the victim was involved in a
relationship, and his aide Gatua, Superintendent of Police
Manjila Saini said.

Shanu had been arrested after the girl`s family
members lodged an FIR.

Another case of rape and murder was reported in Gonda.
Brij Lal said a 16-year-old Dalit girl was raped and
killed in Karnilganj area in Gonda district.

The body of Asha, who went missing on June 17, was
recovered from a field in Kaitholi village late last evening,
Superintendent of Police Durga Charan Mishra said.

He said that the victim`s father had lodged an FIR
against three persons Nanke, Mitahilal and Bahadur of which
two have been arrested.

This is the fifth rape case reported in the state in
the last two days.

A dalit girl was stabbed in the eyes allegedly by two
youths when she resisted a rape attempt in Kannauj on

In another incident, an 18-year-old dalit girl was
allegedly raped by a youth in Ranipur Beladi village in Basti.

Satti Singh allegedly raped the girl at gun point
on Saturday night.

The rising number of rape cases have triggered
protests by opposition parties in the state.

The Congress has slammed the Mayawati government over
the law and order situation in the state saying it had lost
its moral right to continue after such incidents.

"Mayawati should be ashamed. People expected more from
a woman chief minister but she doesn`t have a word of
sympathy," state Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi had said.

But an unfazed Mayawati government said there is no
breakdown of law and order in the state and stern and prompt
action was being taken against the culprits.


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