Following an outrage over the gangrape of a 35-year-old woman and her teen daughter by dacoits on Saturday morning in Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh, police today detained 15 people for questioning. As many as 15 teams of police have also been put into action to nab the main accused, who has been reportedly identified. The incident, which has shocked the entire country, happened when six members of a family, including the woman and her daughter, were going to Shahjahanpur from Noida via Delhi-Kanpur highway.
The family had set off for the journey in a car from Noida. They were forced to stop near Dostpur village on NH-91 in Bulandshahr district by a gang of armed dacoits at around 2.30 am. The dacoits had blocked the road with an “iron rod”, reported The Indian Express. When the vehicle stopped, about six gang members surrounded the vehicle and forced the family to walk about 50 metres away from the road. According to complaint filed by the family at Dehat Kotwali police station of Bulandshahr, the dacoits not only looted the family members but also gangraped the woman and her daughter for over two hours.
PTI quoted a senior police official saying that the family has identified the main suspect and police have found his location. As many as 15 police teams have been pressed into action to arrest the main accused. Bulandshahr SSP Vaibhav Krishna said that the group of bandits waylaid the family, dragged the woman and her 13-year-old daughter to a nearby field and raped them while tying the men with ropes, PTI reported, adding SHO Ramsen of Kotwali Dehat was relieved from the charge of the case his negligence in the matter was reported.