In yet another horrific crime which shows that violence against women is not just a problem limited to Delhi or Bengaluru but something which plagues the entire country, four men from Baghpat area of Uttar Pradesh allegedly chopped off the ears of a teenage girl after she resisted their attempt to gang rape her.
According to News18, the incident took place on Wednesday when the four men allegedly abducted the girl from the Ramala police station area.
The four culprits also beat up the girl's mother when she rushed to her rescue and fled the spot after the girl raised an alarm.
A case has been registered under Sections 354, 324 and 323 but the accused have not been arrested till now.
CNN-News18 also reported that the local police did not immediately register a complaint. It was only when this incident led to outrage in the village in Baghpat and in the media that the police initiated a probe.
Making sure that the tradition of politicians putting their foot in their mouths continues, Satyapal Singh, BJP MP from Baghpat, had this to say about the incident:
Spoke to SP, there was no rape attempt made.Complaining now after days have passed, shows its an after thought:Satyapal Singh,BJP MP Baghpat pic.twitter.com/5PuhHpLPEh
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 6, 2017
This barbaric incident is being reported just a day after a video of a mob running amok and attacking policemen with stones after they prevented two men from assaulting a woman on New Year's Eve in New Delhi surfaced on Thursday.
Police had said that almost 1,200 to 1,500 students had been questioned in connection with the incident that took place at Mukherjee Nagar in northwest Delhi on the night of 31 December.
Two men in yellow and blue jackets tried to pull down a woman riding pillion on a motorbike near Batra Cinemas, investigators had said.
"The two men fled after the police intervention. Police tried to explain to a few youths standing there that they should celebrate New Year but not at the expense of other people's safety. They should not misbehave with women who are passing through the area," a policeman, who was present on the spot, had said.
After the two men fled, a large group of students came and allegedly started pelting the policemen with stones, forcing them to take shelter in a police booth.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Jan 06, 2017 11:37 AM