Lucknow: The father of the 14-year-old girl who was gangraped at gunpoint in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahar district, on Monday blamed the Uttar Pradesh police's laxity and attitude.
The victim's father, who is a cab driver by profession told media, "Had the police helpline number 100 been working, the accused would have been behind bars."
He said, "We tried the police number 100 for 15 minutes but either got a busy tone or no response."
On Friday night, a 35-year-old woman and her teenage daughter were pulled out of a car and gang-raped while the men of the family were tied up and beaten in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.
The family was on their way from Noida to Shahjahanpur when their vehicle was stopped near a cycle repairing shop in Dostpur village on NH-91.
Their nightmare didn't end when the police and doctors came into the picture.
"We were attacked by at least 12-15 robbers at around 1.30 am. When the police finally arrived, it was after 5 am," the victim's father said.
"It took us hours to convince cops to send a team. When they finally came we had to beg them to register our case, they didn't believe us," a victim's relative told media.
Facing flak from the Opposition, the Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government suspended five police officers, including district SSP Vaibhav Krishna.