Gang-rape victim, husband attempt suicide over police inaction in UP`s Muzaffarnagar

  • | Thursday | 21st September, 2023

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A 28-year-old woman, a victim of gang rape, along with her husband, attempted suicide by consuming poison in their village in Muzaffarnagar district on Wednesday, police said. The family of the victim protested at the local police station, alleging that the accused had not been apprehended even though several days had passed since the filing of the FIR.Both the couple were immediately rushed to a hospital and subsequently referred to a higher medical center, where they are currently receiving treatment, according to the police.According to the victims statement, the incident occurred on Saturday when she was waiting for transportation in her village. An individual named Ankit offered her a ride on his motorcycle. However, Ankit took her to a secluded area in the forest where she was subjected to rape by four individuals, including Ankit. Later, Ankit abandoned her at a hospital in an unconscious state, as confirmed by the police.The victims husband arrived at the hospital and filed a complaint with the police on the following Sunday, as per police sources.In connection with this case, Ankit, who has also been involved in several other criminal cases, has been apprehended, while the police are actively searching for the remaining suspects, as stated by Circle Officer Himanshu Gaurav.The police had registered a case against Ankit and three unidentified individuals under Section 376D (gang rape) of the Indian Penal Code, he added.The aggrieved family members also held a protest at the Budhana hospital where the couple was admitted after their suicide attempt.Meanwhile, security has been heightened in the village, and additional forces have been deployed to defuse the prevailing tension.(The victims identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)(With inputs from PTI)

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