Fourteen people were today detained in connection with the gangrape of a woman and her teenage daughter near Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, with 15 police teams dispatched to apprehend the main accused who has been identified.
The suspects are being interrogated in connection with the incident that took place on Friday night when a family was travelling from Noida to Shahjahanpur by car.
A senior police officer said the family has identified the main suspect.
Police have found his location and 15 teams have been sent to apprehend him, he said. STF teams have been pressed into action and are carrying out searches in Bulandshahr, Meerut and other states, he added.
Two women members of a family, including a minor, were allegedly raped by a gang of bandits near Dostpur village on Delhi-Kanpur highway, police said on Sunday.
A family was on its way from Noida to Shahjahanpur when they were waylaid by bandits after their car was hit by a blunt object. They dragged the women, including a 13-year-old girl, to a nearby field and raped them while the men were tied with ropes, SSP Vaibhav Krishna said.
A report in Indian Express said that a Noida-based private sector employee, his wife, two daughters and two other male relatives were on their way to attend a funeral in Shahjahanpur, when their vehicle was stopped near Dostpur village on NH-91 at around 2:30 am. The family told the police that the road had been blocked with an “iron rod”, due to which they were forced to stop the vehicle.
As soon as they stopped the vehicle, about half-a-dozen armed dacoits reportedly surrounded them. According to the FIR, the dacoits forced the family to walk into the thickets, about 50 metres from the highway, and looted their cash, jewellery, ATM cards and other valuables.