New Delhi: Even before the shock waves generated by the brutal rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras could calm down, another similar incident was reported in the state’s Balrampur district.
According to multiple reports, a 22-year-old dalit woman was abducted on her way to work, and she returned home late, in a state of a daze and injected with an unknown substance.
The woman died after she had allegedly been gang-raped by two youths in a Balrampur village in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, said police. The victim was cremated on Wednesday night itself after post-mortem by a panel of four doctors.
The incident occurred on Tuesday when the girl had gone to take admission in a college near her village but did not return home till late evening, superintendent of police of Balrampur, Dev Ranjan Verma, said. The girl later returned on a rickshaw with glucose drip inserted in her hand while family members were searching for her.
The accused have been arrested after an FIR was registered following a complaint filed by the victim’s brother, officials said. Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 376-D for gang rape and 302 for murder have been slapped against the two accused and further probe is on.