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Kiren Bedi for nation building to tackle crimes against women

Updated: Jul 31, 2016 16:49 IST

Puducherry, July 31, (ANI): Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Sunday called for nation building to stop the crimes against women.

Criticising the recent rape incident in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi on Sunday said the nation has to do character building and better role models are needed to make India a better place to live.

"The nation has to do nation building and character building through better quality of education which means role of parents and teachers and of course community leaders and public officials. They got to be the role models," Bedi told ANI.

"That is how you built better quality people, who will not commit crime against women," she added while responding to a poser on the recent incidents in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

While, taking serious note of the gang-rape in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, the activists urged those in power not to shelter the criminals and called for a change in mindset.

A woman and her minor daughter were allegedly gang-raped by a group of robbers in Bulandshahr district on Friday night.

The victims were on their way from Noida to Shahjahanpur with the other family members when their vehicle was stopped near a cycle repairing shop in Dostpur village on NH-9, which connects Noida and Bulandshahr.

According to one of the relatives of the victims, a group of six to eight men dragged the mother-daughter duo from the vehicle and took them to the nearby field and allegedly raped them.

The culprits also snatched money and jewellery from the possession of the victims and fled the scene of crime.

As per reports, the family filed a police complaint the next day.

No arrests have yet been made in this case. (ANI)

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