In Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district, a Dalit woman was allegedly raped at gunpoint by two men, including a former village headman.
Superintendent of Police (Kanpur Dehat) Keshav Kumar Chaudhary said, “The incident took place a week ago, but the police were informed about the alleged gang rape on Sunday.”
According to a complaint filed by the victim’s parents, the accused couple raided their house when the 22-year-old woman was alone and raped her one by one at gunpoint. They then leave after threatening him with dire consequences if he dares anyone to speak about the incident.
SP Chaudhary said that a case has been registered under the relevant sections of the IPC and the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
He said besides SHO Derapur, Circle Officer and Additional SP, besides the SWAT team, three police teams have been formed to nab the absconding accused.
The incident comes close on the heels of the mass rape-murder of another Dalit woman in Hathras who sparked intense outrage following the alleged apathy of the administration.