Members of the fairer sex continued to be on target of goons in Uttar Pradesh with fresh cases being reported from Fatehpur where a seven-year-old girl was raped by her neighbour and Mathura where a woman was gang-raped.
In Fatehpur, a girl was returning home after grazing cattle in a nearby forest when her 14-year-old neighbour stopped her and later raped her, in a village in Bindki police station area on Wednesday evening.
When she did not return home till late in the evening, her kin looked for her and found her in an unconscious state on the fringes of the forest. She was later admitted to a hospital for treatment.
A case of rape was registered on Wednesday night and the accused was arrested.
In Mathura, a case of gang-rape of a young woman has come to light in Thana Highway police area.
The police registered a case and started an investigation.
As per reports, a 20-year-old woman went to get milk from a market place in highway police station when a miscreant dragged her to a nearby car and took turns with her along with his friends on Wednesday.
Ironically, as the victim accompanied by her kin approached police officials at highway police station, the latter tried to defend the accused. After the victim met senior officials, a case was finally registered. Based on her complaint, the police were now probing the charges. The victim was sent for medical examination.