In a shocking incident in Gautam Budh Nagar’s Jewar district, a family was looted, one person was killed and women were allegedly raped, ANI reported on Thursday.
As per reports, the family was heading towards Bulandshahr from Jewar district and the incident took place on the Jewar-Bulandshahr highway in Greater Noida region of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday early morning.
Reports said that six criminals, who were involved in the crime, held the family hostage and allegedly molested and raped four women. They shot a family member dead as he tried to prevent them from committing the crime.
The deceased has reportedly been identified as Shakeel Qraishi. According to reports, the incident took place around 2:00 AM on Thursday when the family was travelling to meet an ailing relative.
Meanwhile, the SSP and other police officials reached the spot and launched an investigation into the matter. Jewar MLA Thakur Dhirendra Singh also visited the hospital to meet the victims.
Four women, who were travelling in the car along with as many men, alleged that they were raped at gun point after they tried to resist the robbery bid. Police, however, were yet to confirm sexual assault, and said the women were misbehaved with.
They have been sent for medical examination.
Police said the incident took place near Sabota village in Jewar around 2 AM when the eight people were going to visit a relative undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bulandshahr in western Uttar Pradesh.
The gang of five robbers targeted the vehicle after the driver stopped it to fix a flat tyre. They attacked the occupants and took away with jewellery and Rs 44,000 in cash.
In August 12, a similar incident was reported as 12 men allegedly raped a woman and her daughter at Dostpur village of Bulandshahr on Delhi-Kanpur highway near bypass when the family from Noida was from travelling to Shahjahanpur on National Highway 91.
Greater Noida: Criminals loot a family, kill one person and allegedly rape women, in Gautam Budh Nagar district's Jewar— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 25, 2017
(With inputs from PTI)