Greater Noida ‘gang rape’: What happened that night on the road to Bulandshahr
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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
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
Jewar‬,‪Greater Noida‬,‪Uttar Pradesh‬
The spot in Greater Noida off Yamuna Expressway where four women were gang-raped and their male relative shot dead.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

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:

Robbery, ‘Rape’, Murder: How it happened
Six robbers allegedly raped four women and killed their male relative who was trying to save them
Family informed that their relative needs to undergo urgent cesarean surgery at a Bulandshahr hospital. They arrange for cash and 8 people leave forthe hospital in Maruti Eeco car from their village in Jewar
Two tyres on the right side of their car were punctured. Driver steps out of the car and calls the owner asking for spare tyres
After 1:30am
Six men attack them with iron rods, knives and pistols. The driver’s phone was left on, giving an idea to the owner about the happenings
Robbers beat up all eight victims and fire shots in the air. They take them to a nearby field and tie the hands and legs of the four men with the women’s dupattas
Before fleeing the spot, they gang rape the four women, shoot a male relative, and loot Rs 47,500 cash, jewellery and mobile phones from the familymembers
Police reach the spot after owner of the driver informed them of their whereabouts. A family member lodges a complaint
The women are escorted back to Jewar after their medical test is conducted. The doctors refuse to share the report with media

First Published: May 26, 2017 10:45 IST