Woman raped near Muzaffarnagar in front of family
A thirty-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped in broad daylight by four men in front of her husband and her child in the Bhopa area of Muzaffarnagar on Friday.According to the woman’s complaint, she and her husband, residents of Kakrauli village, were returning on their motorbike after showing their two and half-year-old son to a paediatrician from Baseda village of Chhapar area in Muzaffarnagar. “On our way home, four men who were standing near their car, told us that some repair work had started on the local bridge and suggested another route for us to go home. When we took that route, after a kilometre, they came near us and started beating my husband. They had sharp weapons and they put a sharp knife on my child’s neck and warned that they will kill him if I shouted,” the victim told the media. “The culprits took us to nearby sugarcane field where they tied my husband in the field and put the child on one side. After that they took turns to rape me one by one for over an hour and half. After that they fled and warned us that if I inform the police they will come and kill us,” the woman said. Circle Officer of Bhopa Rizwan Ahmad told The Hindu, “It seems the culprits could be from areas in the vicinity like Bhopa, Jansath and Meerapur. We have activated our network of informers…Soon we will have culprits in our custody.” Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a 26-year-old woman was murdered after being raped and the body was thrown into sugarcane fields of Morna village in the Bhopa police station area.