Greater Noida ‘gang rape’: What happened that night on the road to Bulandshahr
Despite claims by the police and UP administration, highway robbers continue to strike. A family of eight rushing to get to a hospital in Bulandshahr became their latest target on Thursday.noida Updated: May 26, 2017 10:55 IST
Eight members of a family from Jewar in Greater Noida were travelling to Bulandshahr, 40 kilometres away, when they were ambushed by a gang of robbers on the Yamuna expressway early on Thursday. The gang dragged four women into the field and allegedly raped them. They also shot dead their 38-year-old male relative when he tried to rescue them.
The family was rushing to a Bulandshahr hospital with Rs 47,500 where the sister of the deceased was due for a caesarean delivery.
Such incidents on Uttar Pradesh highways have not stopped despite claims by the police and UP administration that they have clamped down on highway robbers. In July 2016, a woman and her daughter coming from Bulandshahr was allegedly gang-raped by a group of robbers. In November 2016, armed men raped three women in Rabupura brick kiln near Jewar. Police say highway robbers set up base in the hamlets off the highway before striking.
This is how the Jewar family became their latest target:
First Published: May 26, 2017 10:45 IST