A woman was gang-raped in her own home and was later burnt alive in a nearby temple.
A 35-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by five men and later burnt alive in the yagyashala of a temple near her house in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district.
According to her husband, the victim had called up UP police’s dial 100 service minutes before she was burnt alive, but her call went unanswered. No arrest had been made till the time of filing this report.
The crime took place at 02:30 am on Saturday. The woman has two children and her husband works as a laborer in Ghaziabad.
Police said that the victim was sleeping when her attackers barged into her house and brutalized her. Cops have registered an FIR against five men and have booked them for gang rape and murder.
The husband alleged that his wife was sleeping when the culprits barged into the house and took turns in raping her. It was raining heavily and a kerosene lamp was the only source of light in the room. Since the victim could not reach her husband or her brother on the phone, she informed her cousin of the incident.
Before they could inform the police the culprits had come back, dragged the victim out to a nearby temple and burnt her alive.
The police had collected important evidence from the crime scene. “We have secured the audio clip of the last call made by the woman to her cousin on his mobile number in which she mentioned the names of the five accused who had barged into her house and raped her. This is indeed very crucial evidence for us. After lodging an FIR against the accused, two teams have been tasked to nab them. We are very close to arresting them,” the ADG said.
An FIR under IPC’s sections 376D (gang rape), 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) has been lodged against five accused who were identified as Aram Singh, Mahaveer, Charan Singh, Gullu and Kumarpal. They hail from the same village and had been troubling the woman for a few months.