UP woman burnt alive in temple after being gang-raped by 5 family members
A 30-year-old lady was gang-raped in her home and later burnt alive in a temple by 5 male members of her household in Pathakpur village of Rajpura space in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh. The barbaric act happened round 2 am on Saturday when the sufferer was at her residence together with her 10-year-old daughter.
The girl’s husband works as a labourer in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Making the most of his absence, the 5 males barged into her home, gang-raped her and left the place. Following this, the sufferer referred to as her cousin on his cell phone and knowledgeable him concerning the ordeal. She additionally named the 5 males and requested for assist. An audio clip of this name is now with the police.
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It’s learnt that she had additionally referred to as the police management room for assist however her name remained unanswered.
Nonetheless, earlier than her cousin might come to her rescue, the 5 males returned and dragged her to a close-by temple. They then burnt her alive within the havan kund (place the place the sacred hearth is burnt throughout spiritual ceremonies) that was inside a hut within the temple premises.
“The hut, the place the lady was burnt alive, was used to carry out ‘yagna and havan’,” mentioned Station Home Officer, Rajpura, Arun Kumar.
When some villagers got here to know that the lady was being taken to the temple, they reached there however none dared to cease the accused from setting the lady on hearth.
The 5 males have been recognized as: Aram Singh, Mahaveer, Charan Singh, Gullu and Bhona. They’re all absconding.
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Gunnaur Circle officer Aqil Ahmad mentioned an FIR has been registered in opposition to the accused underneath sections 376 D (gang-rape), 302 (homicide), 201 (inflicting disappearance of proof), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with lethal weapons), amongst others, of the Indian Penal Code.
Superintendent of Police RM Bhardwaj mentioned, “The girl has named the 5 males in her name to her cousin. We now have a recording of the decision. That is important proof. She has additionally talked about being humiliated by the accused.”
He added that it’s learnt that the 5 males had been irritated that the lady used to satisfy a youth.
“They reportedly had an argument together with her husband over this. We aren’t ready to substantiate if she was gang-raped. We now have despatched samples to the forensic lab and particulars will probably be recognized as soon as the report is out,” he mentioned.
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In his grievance, the sufferer’s husband alleged that after she was gang-raped, his spouse referred to as her cousin to tell concerning the incident. However by the point the police could possibly be contacted, the accused returned and dragged her to the hut within the temple and burnt her alive.
‘Accused used to sexually harass her’
In the meantime, members of the lady’s maternal household have alleged that her relations had been harassing her for a very long time. They mentioned that on Friday, her brother-in-law and his cousins molested her. There was additionally a quarrel between them when she protested this, they claimed.
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The relations mentioned that angered over the quarrel on Friday, the 5 males barged into her home and inflicted the barbaric act on her.
Within the recording of the lady’s final name to her brother, she is reportedly heard telling him that the 5 males will kill her.
(With inputs from Anoop Kumar in Sambhal and PTI)
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