In a horrifying incident, a woman was allegedly gang-raped in front of her husband and a 3-months-old child by four men. The suspects held a knife to the throat of the child to threaten the couple. The crime was committed when the family was returning home after visiting a pediatrician in Basera Village, close to Muzaffarnagar.
They were intercepted by the alleged attackers in a car and the suspects told them that the Ganga canal bridge on the main route was damaged and suggested a back road.
The victims took the detour and it was there that they forced the motorcycle to pull over, beat up the husband and dragged the three to a sugarcane field, police said.
“After this, one of the men placed a sharp-edged knife against the victim’s son’s neck as they took turns raping her. After committing the crime, they escaped uninterrupted,” said an officer at the Bhopal police station, the closest to where the incident occurred.
The family was found by local farmers who dialed 100. The family later went to the nearest police station, at Bhopa, to file a case. Police sent the survivor to the women’s district hospital for medical examination. However, the husband alleged that the police did not take the complaint “seriously”.
Ajay Sehdev, superintendent of police (rural) said, “An FIR has been registered under sections 376 D (gang rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt). We are working on gathering evidence from the spot. Forensic teams have reached the scene of the crime.”(TOI)