On highway to Bulandshahr, yet another gangrape; woman thrown from vehicle

  • Pradeep Saxena, Aligarh
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2016 21:12 IST
People near the crime scene were a family was robbed and the women raped on the highway to Bulandshahr last week. A young woman on Tuesday claimed she gangraped in the same area. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

A young woman was allegedly gangraped and thrown from a moving vehicle on to the highway leading to Bulandshahr on Tuesday, less than a fortnight after a mother and her minor daughter were gangraped in the same area.

A 23-year-old woman alleged she was attacked by relatives of her live-in partner whom she had lodged a case against.

The victim was found semi-conscious on the road by locals near MMR mall – about 100m from Kotwali – where she was thrown from a vehicle. When they revived her, she said she had been gangraped. Locals informed the police, who took her to the district hospital. After initial medical treatment, the victim was brought to Kotwali (rural).

“The girl said that she was friends with one Paras Tomar, who worked at the same mall where she was employed. They were in a live-in relationship in Noida for several years. Sometime ago, Paras had assaulted her. The girl had also lodged a case against him in Noida in May (after he refused to marry her). Paras was sent to jail nine days ago,” superintendent of police (city), Man Singh Chauhan told Hindustan Times.

The woman, who hails from Lucknow, works as a beautician at a mall in Noida.

According to the victim’s statement, some relatives of Paras asked her to accompany them in a car on Monday because they wanted to talk to her. They tried pressurising her in to withdrawing the case against Paras. When she refused, they abducted her and took her to Bulandshahr where she was sexually assaulted by two of them and dumped outside MMR Mall. The accused then fled from the spot.

“The police have registered a case on the basis of her written complaint and further investigations are in progress,” Chauhan said.

A medical examination of the woman was conducted but the report is yet to come.

On the night of July 29, a family of six was driven off national highway 91 in Bulandshahr, and a 35-year-old woman and her teenage daughter were gangraped by highway robbers. On August 8, police managed to nab the main accused in the case.

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