New Delhi: In yet another shocking incident of sexual violence against women, a minor girl was allegedly gangraped at gunpoint in Muzaffarnagar's Budhana (Uttar Pradesh).
The minor was allegedly threatened by a group of men and then raped with a rifle pointed at her throughout the course of the heinous crime. It is reported that she was later also threatened to not tell anyone about the incident. She however confided in her family and the matter was reported to local police.
The cops have registered a case and the hunt is on for the accused.
Incidents of rape and sexual assault and molestation continues to make headlines in India. Uttar Pradesh in particular has had the dubious distinction of topping the list of states with the highest number of crimes against women. According to National Crime Records Bureau, there were 49,262 cases of crimes against woman in the state in 2016 with 1012 cases of rape being reported in just five months of that year.