UP: Dalit girl, 18, pulled into sugarcane field & gang-raped, tries to kill herself


BIJNOR: An 18-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly pulled into sugarcane field by a man and his minor cousin and gang-raped in UP’s Amroha district. The alleged assault took place in Amroha’s Rajabpur region on March 1. The family members came to know about it two days later, on Wednesday, when the girl broke down and narrated the incident. Just a few hours later she consumed poison and was rushed to a hospital.

Local police have registered an FIR and arrested the accused, Kuldeep Singh, 19. The minor boy has been detained.

Superintendent of police (SP) of Amroha, Suniti, said, “The accused and the victim are neighbours. Police have registered a case against them under SC/ST Act and under IPC section 376-D (gang-rape). Police have arrested one of the accused and are interrogating him.”

According to the complaint filed by the girl’s family members, “She was working in the field when the accused, Kuldeep, and his minor cousin dragged her into a sugarcane field and raped her. The accused had also threatened her with dire consequences if she disclosed the matter to anyone.” The girl is admitted in a private hospital and her condition is stable.

(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

This story first appeared on  timesofindia.com

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