A gang of armed robbers took a family hostage, gang-raped a girl and took away valuables in the early hours on Tuesday in Dasadiya village under Bhupani police station area.
Members of the victim family were asleep when the gang of nine-ten robbers entered their house in two groups at about 1 am. The family of six, including the family head, his wife, three daughters and a son, are a native of Uttar Pradesh.
The family lives in a rented two-room house. The parents were sleeping on the ground floor and the kids were on the first floor.
The goons entered the house on the pretext of looking for someone who had attacked one of their friends. As soon as they gained entry, they locked the parents inside the room and went to the first floor where the girls were sleeping.
The robbers gang-raped the elder daughter, aged 19 years, and molested her 16-year-old sister, police said. They later searched the house and took away Rs 10,000 in cash, some silver jewellery and two buffalos. The girls later opened the door and rescued their parents.
Station house officer, Bhupani, Hemant Kumar said the police have received a complaint of gang-rape and molestation. “We have registered case under Sections 395,397, 376D, Arms Act and POCSO ACT. The girl was sent for a medical examination which confirmed rape,” Kumar said.
Police rejected doubts that a gang from Mewat could be involved in the crime, saying they steal cattle but “do not rape women”.
Police said they came to know about the rape and dacoity through the village Panchayat on Tuesday. A team was rushed to the village to verify the information. ”We have formed several teams to investigate the case and hopefully the accused will be arrested soon,” said DCP (Central) Virender Vij.
Nobody had been arrested till Wednesday evening.