In a horrific incident, a 25-year-old man was killed and four women were allegedly gangraped by six highway robbers on the Jewar-Bulandshahr road off the Yamuna expressway in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh early on Thursday.
The incident happened when a family of eight, including four female members, two children, accompanied by two men, were travelling to Bulandshahr when a group of 6-7 heavily-armed men attacked them at around 1:30am.
The accused looted Rs. 45,000 in cash, jewellery and other valuables from the family and then started assaulting women. When the man resisted, the robbers shot him dead.
“It’s a heinous crime. An FIR has been registered. A man has been murdered. Four women have alleged gang rape. Police teams are working on the case,” Love Kumar, SSP of Gautam Budh Nagar, was quoted as saying by a news agency.
“The women are being taken for medical examination. The post-mortem is being done. Two other teams are hunting for the suspects,” he added.
In a similar incident on July 29, at the National Highway passing through Bulandshahr, a woman and her minor daughter were raped after some miscreants stopped their car.
(With inputs from agencies)