Uttar Pradesh: Woman gang-raped and burnt alive in Temple, her phone call to police helpline went unattended

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Bareilly: In what could be one of the most ghastliest crime that will send shivers down the spine, a 35-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by five men and later burnt alive in the premises of a temple near her house in UP’s Sambhal district.

What’s even more shocking is that the victim had allegedly called up to the UP police’s Dial-100 helpline minutes before she was burnt alive, however her call went unanswered, claims victim’s husband.

The ghastly crime was reportedly committed in a village under Rajpura police station in the early hours of Saturday. The woman has two children and her husband works as a labourer in Ghaziabad.

According to Police, the victim was sleeping when her assaulters barged into her house and brutalized her. Cops have registered an FIR against five men and have booked them for gang rape and murder. Police have lodged complaint against five accused who were identified as Aram Singh, Mahaveer, Charan Singh, Gullu and Kumarpal. They hail from the same village and had been troubling the woman for a few months.

“All the five accused barged into my house finding my wife alone around 2:30 am on Saturday. They took turns to rape her. It was raining heavily and only a kerosene lamp was lit in the room at that time. After the incident, my wife narrated the whole incident to her cousin since my phone and her brother’s phone could not be reached. Before my wife’s cousin could inform the police and other family members, the accused came again and dragged my wife out and took her to a nearby temple where they torched her at the yagyashala,” the deceased’s husband said in the police complaint.

Rajpura station house officer Arun Kumar said that an FIR under IPC’s sections 376D (gang rape), 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object).

According TOI reports  Additional director general of police Prem Prakash said that they had collected some important evidence from the crime scene. “We have secured the audio clip of the last call made by the woman to her cousin on his mobile number in which she mentioned the names of the five accused who had barged into her house and raped her. This is indeed very crucial evidence for us. After lodging an FIR against the accused, two teams have been tasked to nab them. We are very close to arresting them,” the ADG said.

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