Even as the country raged over the Delhi rape case, a 38-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped by three persons at a roadways bus stand in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district late on Tuesday night.
Adding to the agony of the victim, the police tore her complaint and lodged a case of molestation, eve teasing and theft, and that too only after the media intervened.
HT has a copy of the complaint, which clearly said the girl had been gangraped.
The victim, a resident of a village under Maharajgang police station in Azamgarh district, had left for Vindhyachal along with her mother-in-law, father-in-law and brother-in-law. On the way, their neighbours Jhanku Ram, Prem Chand and Tilakdhari also joined them. All of them boarded a bus to Mau from where they had to board the Chauri Chaura Express.
In Mau, the trio sent the rest of the family to the railway station to buy tickets while they took the woman to the deserted waiting room of the bus stand where they took turns raping her. All three then escaped.
When the woman did not reach the railway station for several hours, the brother-in-law returned to the bus stand and found her unconscious.
After the victim regained her senses, they informed the police.
Shopkeeper held for rape
Bangalore: A provision store owner was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman inside his shop in southeast Bangalore, police said.
According to the complaint lodged by the girl’s father with the police, Ashwath K, 28, raped his daughter on Tuesday when she had gone to the shop to buy a packet of chips. The woman and her family members are daily wage labourers.
Police sent the accused and the girl for medical examination and are awaiting the results. A police source said the accused was the supporter of a political party.