3 Bulandshahr gangrape accused sent to jail for 14 days

  • S Raju, Hindustan Times, Meerut
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2016 18:57 IST
Police officials escort an accused in the Bulandshahr gangrape case to the court. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

A fast track court in Bulandshahar has sent three accused in the highway gangrape case to 14 days of judicial custody on Monday.

Police produced the three accused - Raees, Shavej and Jabar Singh in the court of additional district judge Dhruv Kumar Tiwari amid tight security on Monday afternoon. The accused were arrested on Sunday evening.

There was a massive anger against the accused and hundreds of people including lawyers gathered outside the court when the accused were brought in.

Meanwhile, addresses of two more accused Naresh and Bablu have turned out to be fake. Police teams have been sent to verify their new addresses in Bharatpur, said the DIG (Meerut) Laxmi Singh said.

Police nabbed 15 suspects for the gangrape of a woman and her teenage daughter on Saturday near Bulandshahr on the Delhi-Kanpur highway.

The incident sparked outrage across the country when a family of six — three men, two women and a 13-year-old girl — were stopped by five to six armed men on the Delhi-Kanpur highway near Dostpur village at 1.30am Saturday, according to a first information report filed later that day. The group allegedly dragged the victims to nearby fields where they tied up the men and an elderly woman and raped the teen and her 35-year-old mother.

The family was attacked while driving to Shahjahanpur village for a relative’s tehravi — a ritual for the dead.

The police filed a case of rape, illegal confinement, robbery and dacoity, and under the provisions of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act in this regard.

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