A 19-year-old schoolteacher was allegedly gang-raped by three men in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly on Tuesday morning. Police launched a probe after the victim’s family lodged a complaint at the CB Ganj police station.
“The crime occurred around 7 am, while the victim was going to a school where she teaches. We have formed a team to investigate the matter,” said Bareilly superintendent of police, Sameer Saurabh.
According to the complaint, three masked men pulled the schoolteacher into a white Maruti van near NH-24 and drove to a deserted sugarcane field. While two of the men raped her at gunpoint, the third clicked photographs of the act and threatened to upload them on the Internet.
They later dropped her off at a nearby location.
“We came to know about the incident only in the evening, when the victim and her family members arrived at the CB Ganj police station to lodge the complaint,” Saurabh said.
Senior police officers, including inspector general VS Meena, deputy inspector general Ashutosh Kumar and senior superintendent of police RK Bhardwaj reached the crime scene to investigate. Police have sought the traffic department’s help to trace the van.
The incident comes barely three days after a woman and her teenage daughter were dragged out of their car and gangraped for three hours in Bulandshahr, sending shock waves through the country.