Minor girl gang-raped by six men in Hardoi

ANI | Updated: Oct 15, 2017 19:08 IST

Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 15 (ANI): Another case of gang-rape in Uttar Pradesh has come to fore wherein a minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by six men she was alone at home in Hardoi District of the state.

The incident came to light when the victim, a 16-year old girl from Lonar district, filed a report against six men who allegedly abducted and gang-raped her, following which she was admitted to the District Women's Hospital for examination.

It is reported that the local police postponed the filing of the FIR several times. However, on understanding the condition of the victim, the police resorted to filing a complaint against the six accused.

In 2016, the accused had reportedly tried to kidnap and molest the victim, for which no action was taken. Subsequently, the victim's family took to the family court, where the case is still being investigated, which was confirmed by the police.

Earlier on Sunday, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested five persons in connection with a gang-rape of a minor, who committed suicide following threats by the accused in Bhagpat District.

An investigating officer has also been suspended in this regard.

The victim, 16, committed suicide on Saturday after the accused---who had gang-raped her in July---threatened to rape her again if she didn't withdraw her complaint. (ANI)