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Two engineering graduates arrested for molesting cousin in Greater Noida

The victim, who was doing internship here was residing in the housing society with the accused, who are her relatives.

noida Updated: Jul 08, 2017 21:50 IST
Preety Acharya
Preety Acharya
Hindustan Times
Molestation,Greater Noida crime,Crime
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The Greater Noida police on Saturday arrested two persons who allegedly molested and tried to rape their 20-year-old cousin.

According to police, the victim is a third year engineering student in Lucknow and had come to the city for an undergoing internship. She was residing in the housing society with the accused, who are her relatives.

Ramsen Singh, the station house officer of Dadri police station said, “As per the statements of the victim, the incident took place on June 22. The victim said the boys had forced themselves on her with intention of rape. The accused had also beaten the victim. She was rescued by neighbors when she raised an alarm.” The victim then went back to her home in Lucknow, he added.

On July 3, the victim approached Dadri police station and lodged a complaint against the two, the police officer said. Meanwhile the accused fled their home.

Singh said, both the accused are engineering graduates and are from Kanpur. They were living in Greater Noida and were in search of a job.

Singh said, the accused owned a flat in the society and had offered their place to the victim to stay during her internship.

Based on the victim’s statement, Dadri police has registered a case under IPC sections for voluntarily causing hurt, rape attempt and criminal intimidation against the accused and also launched manhunt to nab them.

On Saturday morning, the accused were arrested and produced before district court in Surajpur, from where they were sent to judicial custody, a police official said.

First Published: Jul 08, 2017 21:50 IST