In a brazen incident of deprivation and torture, five people locked up three sisters and gangraped two of them for demanding their daily wages at Phoolbehar area of Lakhimpur Kheri on June 4. All five accused were arrested four days after the crime was committed and were sent to jail.
As per reports, the three sisters, aged 18, 20 and 22 years, went to work at Mohan Kumar’s farm at Phoolbehar area on June 4. There were four other men at the farm. After a day’s work, when the siblings asked for their payments, Mohan Kumar and four aides locked them up in a room and later sexually assaulted two of the girls. After being released some hours later, the victims lodged a complaint with Phoolbehar police station.
SP of Lakhimpur Kheri, Vijay Dhull said, "The girls have recorded their statement before the court and also identified the five accused. Medical examination of the sisters was also conducted. After gathering circumstantial and forensic evidence, the perpetrators were arrested and sent to jail. The accused were charged under Sections 376d (gang rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.”
Meanwhile in Balrampur, five people were arrested after a video went viral on social media in which they were seen molesting a 16-year-old girl in a sugarcane field on Wednesday.
As per reports, the sleazy video showed a minor girl being dragged into a field, stripped off her clothes and five persons abusing and threatening her. After the video surfaced, the police ascertained the identity of the perpetrators and arrested Udayraj, Saurabh Verma, Ram Lagan, Pillu and Ramu from a village on Wednesday. The police said that the video was filmed on May 31. An FIR was lodged against the accused and they were sent to jail.
Elsewhere in Barabanki, a temple priest in Tasipur hamlet of Ramsanehighat police station area was critically injured after being attacked by unknown assailants on Thursday morning. The local police rushed the injured to District Hospital Barabanki, from where he was referred to Trauma Centre of KGMU, Lucknow in a critical condition. The police registered a case and picked up some suspects claiming that the attack seemed to be a fallout over a money-related dispute. Further investigations were underway.