Noida: Jewar gang-rape victims demand capital punishment for accused
The women who were allegedly raped said that arresting the accused isn’t sufficient unless they are given the strictest of punishments.noida Updated: Jul 23, 2017 22:46 IST
Victims of Jewar gang-rape and robbery want capital punishment for the four accused arrested by the Gautam Budh Nagar police in the wee hours of Sunday.
The wife of the man who was shot dead by the members of Bawariya gang said that the news of the arrest on Sunday morning brought back the dark memories of the May 25 incident.
“In the morning, we were informed by the police that they have arrested four of the accused. It brought back horrible memories of my husband being shot dead in front of me and my son. I want these people to be shot dead as that’s what they did to my husband,” the woman said.
“My son keeps asking me about his father but I have no answer to that. Nothing can replace my loss but I have to live with this reality,” she said.
Another woman who was allegedly raped said that arresting the accused isn’t sufficient action unless they are given the strictest of punishments. “The remaining accused should be arrested, otherwise these people will keep targeting innocent travellers. We want the government to take care of our children’s education and their well-being. This society has its own way of looking at rape victims, which can be very traumatic,” the woman said.
On May 25, around 1.30 am, eight members of a family travelling to Bulandshahr from Jewar in a car were stopped on the Jewar-Bulandshahr Road by six men. The gang robbed them of around Rs50,000 and valuables, and allegedly dragged the four women to the nearby fields and gang-raped them. A man who had tried to fight off the robbers was shot dead.
A cousin of the man who was killed said that the police should prepare a strong case against the accused to curb such incidents in the future.
“I lost my brother in the incident and I want the most severe punishment for the accused. My brother’s wife and children are left behind and we request the Government to do whatever they can to help the family,” he said.
Dhirendra Singh, MLA of Jewar, said, “The police took their time to arrest the accused but their hard work has paid off. Justice should be given to the victims and the remaining accused should be arrested as soon as possible. We have provided all possible help to the victims and their children as per the government policies,” said Singh.
First Published: Jul 23, 2017 22:46 IST