Bulandshahr gangrape: Four arrested after a shootout, charged with rape and dacoity

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday claimed to have solved the case related to the alleged gangrape on the Bulandshahr-Jewar highway as four people were arrested after an encounter here.

PTI July 23, 2017 21:53:56 IST
Bulandshahr gangrape: Four arrested after a shootout, charged with rape and dacoity

Greater Noida: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday claimed to have solved the case related to the alleged gangrape on the Bulandshahr-Jewar highway as four people were arrested after an encounter here.

Bulandshahr gangrape Four arrested after a shootout charged with rape and dacoity

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The police got a tip-off on Saturday night that a gang of criminals were planning to strike near Sabota underpass and it was the same gang which was involved in the alleged gangrape of four women in May this year, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Budh Nagar, Love Kumar told reporters.

On Saturday, police teams reached the site and after a shootout, managed to arrest four persons. One of the suspects suffered a bullet injury while two others managed to escape, he said.

Eight people were going to visit a relative undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bulandshahr in western Uttar Pradesh, when a gang of criminals attacked them on Bulandshahr-Jewar highway.

SSP Love Kumar had said that a gang of five robbers targeted the vehicle after the driver stopped it near a roadside hut to fix a flat tyre.

The occupants were attacked and, along with an old man who was in the hut and taken to a nearby field. The women were misbehaved with and a man was shot dead when he resisted, he said.

Four women, who were travelling in the car along with as many men, alleged that they were raped at gunpoint after they tried to resist the robbery bid.

An FIR under sections 396 (Dacoity with murder) and 376 (Punishment for rape) of IPC was registered at Jewar police station.

The police also claimed to have recovered the jewellery robbed in the incident that allegedly took place on the intervening night of 24-25 May near Sabota village in Jewar.

The recovery includes a gold chain, a gold ring, two ear rings, two mobile phones, a sharp-edged weapon, Rs 11,000 in cash and three country-made pistols, police said.

The four arrested have been identified as Ashok alias Raju, Rakesh alias Chun Chun, Deepak and Jai Singh. Injured Ashok has been admitted to a hospital.

The two absconding have been identified as Monu and Sanjay. A manhunt has been launched to nab them.

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