More rapes have been reported in UP over the weekend.
On Sunday three such instances came to light, one each from Barabanki, Hathras and Ghaziabad. On Saturday two rapes were detected in Muzaffarnagar and Sultanpur.
This puts the total number of confirmed rape cases since last Sunday (June 19) at 13, after excluding instances of police denial and rape attempts. In four cases, the victims were raped and murdered. A girl lost her left eye while resisting rape, and a woman was shot in similar circumstances. She is battling for life.
A 10-year-old Dalit girl died after she was gang raped and burnt in Ghaziabad on Saturday (the case transpired on Sunday), the police said. The minor girl, whose parents had gone out for work, was overpowered by some men who raped her and set her afire when she shouted for help.
In Barabanki district another 10-year-old girl was raped in Ibrahimpur Khurd village, 20 kms east of Lucknow, on Saturday night.
The alleged culprit has been arrested. A police officer said the girl left her house for some purchase at a provision store nearby. When she was returning home, the offender dragged her to a secluded place and raped her.
The doctors at the district hospital said her condition was serious and referred her to the Queen Mary Hospital in Lucknow.
In Hathras, a rape committed on June 21 was unearthed on Sunday. The parents of the victim, a mentally challenged 14-year-old girl, told the police her uncle had raped her. An FIR has been registered against the accused.
Mayawati to meet officers
UP chief minister Mayawati will meet senior IAS and IPS officers in Lucknow on Monday to review the crime situation in the state. During the past one week the state government issued elaborate instructions to gear up the administrative machinery. In the last meeting of the officers, the chief minister had warned them saying slackness would not be tolerated.
With inputs from PTI