Three days after a woman and her daughter were brutally gangraped in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr after being dragged out of their car, the family has threatened to commit suicide if the accused were not punished.
"We were looted, beaten up and we all know what they did to my daughter...I want my wife and daughter to punish them. If they are not punished within three months, then all three of us will commit suicide," said the cab driver whose family was attacked.
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The incident took place on Friday night when the family was driving to a funeral in Bulandshahr. A gang of robbers hit their car with an iron rod at around 1.30 am. The attackers took the car at gunpoint, robbed the family, beat up the three men. They took the three to the fields and left the woman in the car.
"There were seven-eight men. They tied our hands and feet, beat us and kept beating us even when we begged for water...every time we made any movement," said the 39-year-old.
"We realized they had left when they didn't come back to beat us. What they did to my wife and daughter...I can't bring myself to repeat it," he said. "My daughter has learnt karate but what could she do at gunpoint?" "We dialed 100 for 15 minutes, but got either a busy tone or no response. Finally, I called my friend and he called the police," said the man.