Dalit woman gang-raped in Agra, five booked

Dalit woman gang-raped in Agra, five booked


AGRA: A 25-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped by two people in Agra’s Pinhat area while she was returning home after meeting her parents in Mansukhpura area on Monday. An FIR has been registered by the police.


In his complaint with the police, the woman’s husband said he, his wife and two minor children were returning home on Monday when she stopped in the market for some work. He headed home with the children.


He alleged that while walking back home, former pradhan Abhishek Tyagi and the incumbent pradhan’s husband, Amarkant Tyagi, offered her a lift in their SUV.


In the car, Abhishek and his associate, Vinod Tyagi, allegedly abused and raped her in the presence of three others, including the jeep driver. Later, they left her unconscious and fled the spot.


She informed her husband and he filed a police complaint on Tuesday, police said.


In charge of Pinhat police station Pradeep Chaturvedi said an FIR has been registered under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 376D (gang rape), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) and provisions of the SC/ST Act against the five people on Tuesday. The matter is being investigated and all angles will be looked into. He added that the woman has been sent for a medical examination.


(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)


Courtesy: TOI

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