Two minor sisters were allegedly raped by four men at gunpoint on Tuesday evening, the police said. According to a complaint, the sisters aged 13 and 15 years were gangraped at Kaserwa village by the four men while they went to look for their mother near a sugarcane field, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Alok Sharma said Wednesday.
The four men allegedly threatened to shoot the girls if they cried for help or revealed the incident. They have been booked and efforts are underway to nab the accused, Sharma said.
A number of incidents of rape of minors have been reported in Uttar Pradesh in recent weeks, prompting Chief Minister Adityanath to issue a slew of directions including asking the police to intensify foot patrolling in rural areas.
The latest incident came aftermath of the brutal murder of a toddler in UP’s Aligarh.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) banning assembly of five or more people remained clamped in Tappal, where the incident had occurred.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, District Magistrate Chandra Bhushan Singh said that the situation in Tappal town in Khair tehsil remained peaceful.
In a heart-wrenching incident, the man with the help of his aide, allegedly kidnapped a two-year-old girl from outside her house and murdered her brutally over a monetary dispute of Rs 10,000 with her father. The post-mortem report of the baby revealed shocking details about the murder.