Dalit woman alleges gang-rape, accused absconding

Dalit woman alleges gang-rape, accused absconding

Oct 18, 2020,

Kanpur:A 22-year-old Dalit woman has alleged that she was gang-raped by two men on gunpoint on October 8 in a village in

Kanpur Dehat district, police said on Saturday, adding that an FIR has been lodged against two persons and searches are underway to arrest them.

The alleged incident had taken place while the woman was alone in her house on October 8 night, a police officer said quoting the FIR lodged by the woman on Saturday.

The complainant is a resident of a village under Derapur police station area.

“The woman stated that on October 8, she was alone in the house and attending daily chores, when at around 10 pm two men — Kamlesh and Dinesh — of Amauli Kurmiyan village barged into her house and after holding her gun point took turns to rape her. They thereafter threatened the woman of dire consequences on speaking about the incident to family members and fled. She disclosed about the incident to her kin on Saturday and subsequently lodged an FIR against the accused,” said in-charge Derapur police station Sameer Kumar Singh. Singh further said that the accused are on the run and a hunt has been launched to arrest them. “They have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including gang rape and SC/ST Act,” he added.

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