A 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped and beaten up by three men in a sugarcane field in Shamli district while in another incident in Barabanki, a girl was kidnapped and gang-raped, police said on Monday.
Reports from Shamli said that a woman was raped when she had gone to throw cow dung on Sunday.
According to a complaint lodged by her mother, when the woman tried to resist the attempts to rape her, she was beaten up by three men.
The accused also threatened the victim with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident, SHO of Jhinjhana police station Sarvesh Singh said.
A case was registered on the basis of the complaint and the accused were arrested, he added.
In Barabanki, an 18-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by two men in a village, police said on Monday.
The two men kidnapped the woman from her house on Saturday evening and took her to a nearby agricultural field, where they raped her, Superintendent of Police Arvind Chaturvedi said.
The woman’s younger brother and father were present in the house at the time of the incident but could not make out what was happening.
The family got to know about it when her elder brother working in another state called on a relative’s phone to talk to his sister and he arrived at her place to inform her about the call.
During this period, some villagers had spotted two men holding a woman and immediately informed the police about it.
The woman was found lying beside a canal in an unconscious state on Sunday, Chaturvedi said.
ASP (South) Manoj Pande, along with SHO Subeha, rushed to the spot and sent the woman for medical examination after taking her statement.
Pandey said that teams had been formed to trace out the accused and they would be arrested soon.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident in Mathura, two teenage lovers were found hanging from the tree in Piprauli village.
The deceased were identified as Pankaj and Jyoti, both 21-year-old and they reportedly ended their lives as their parents were against their marriage and the girl’s family even settled her marriage with another boy and the functions were also scheduled for November 26.
They were found hanging from a tree about 100 metres behind their houses. Both belonged to the same caste.
The police claimed that preliminary investigations revealed that they were in a relationship for the past few years and wanted to get married. However, the girl’s parents were not ready to accept their relationship as the duo was distantly related.
Jyoti’s wedding had been fixed for November 26.
Superintendent of Police (Rural) at Mathura, Shireesh Chandra, said the bodies were sent for post-mortem and the matter was being investigated. He said, “No FIR has been registered so far as no complaint has been filed.”
No suicide note has been found in their respective houses either.