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UP CM Akhilesh to meet Bulandshahr gang-rape victims on Aug 4

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 15:12 IST

New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Amid sharp criticism from various quarters over the Bulandshahr gang-rape case, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will meet the victims in Ghaziabad on August 4.

This can be seen as a damage control initiative as it comes after senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan hinted at a political conspiracy behind the gang-rape of a mother and her 14-year-old daughter in Bulandshahr.

The three men, who have been arrested, were yesterday sent to 14-day judicial custody. Four other accused are, however, still absconding.

The incident took place on Friday night when a 35-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped by a group of robbers in Bulandshahr district.

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. (ANI)