Advertisement

HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

UP: woman, daughter jump off moving truck to resist sexual assault

IANS  Lucknow, May 25, 2013
First Published: 12:31 IST(25/5/2013) | Last Updated: 12:32 IST(25/5/2013)

A mother and her three-year-old daughter were killed in Uttar Pradesh late on Friday after they jumped off a speeding truck while resisting a sexual assault by the driver, police said on Saturday.

Advertisement

The incident took place near the Chitaura toll plaza in Fatehpur, 120km from Lucknow, after Raj Kumari, 30, along with son Deepak, daughter Meena and husband Rakesh hitched a ride in a truck.

After travelling for some distance, the driver stopped the truck and asked Rakesh to get some food from a road-side eatery. As the unsuspecting husband went out, the driver sped off and tried to sexually assault the woman.

While trying to resist the driver, the woman leapt out along with her daughter after throwing her son off the moving truck.

While the woman died on the spot, the daughter died at a medical facility. Her minor son, who has been seriously injured, narrated the incident to police. Locals tried to chase the truck but it sped away.

"We are trying to establish the identity of the truck driver with the help of CCTV camera footage at the toll plaza," a police official said.


Advertisement
more from Lucknow

Lucknow rape victim's kids join dharna for CBI probe

Children of a 35-year-old widow, who was found brutally murdered in the Mohanlalganj area, on Friday joined a dharna that her family has been holding at Lucknow's GPO Crossing for the past three days to demand a CBI probe in the case.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved