In another grim reminder of the poor law and order situation in UP, four minor girls were raped in Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat and Bahraich districts on Sunday. In the first incident, a six-year-old girl was raped by two youths while two minor sisters were raped in a separate incident.
Police have arrested an accused in Muzaffarnagar while investigation is on to identify the accused in the Baghpat rapes.
The first incident occurred when the six-year-old girl was raped while taking food for her father to the fields. The accused took her to a secluded place and allegedly raped her. Profusely bleeding, the girl was found lying in the field after which her parents informed police. A complaint has been registered and the girl was taken to a government hospital, where her condition continues to be critical.
In the other case, the accused raped two sisters — four and six years old — Baraut town of Baghpat. The girls complained of pain and were taken to a nearby hospital where the doctors confirmed rape.
In another case, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Khairighat area on Monday.
In a complaint to the police, the victim’s father alleged that the girl was raped by Maiku (45) when she had gone to graze cattle Sunday evening. A case has been lodged against Maiku, who is absconding.
(With inputs from Vasistha Bhardwaj and PTI)