In an act of revenge, mother of 26-year-old youth was gang-raped by relatives of his friend with whom he eloped a month back, Uttar Pradesh police said on Saturday.
The police also added that the boy’s family was also assaulted by the relatives of the girl on Friday evening at Nojal village in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district.
The incident came to light after the youth’s family lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday morning.
Superintendent of Police Ajay Pal Sharma told reporters that the youth fell in love with a 24-year-old girl, who hailed from a village in Muzaffarnagar and was studying in Ghaziabad.
“The duo had eloped on November 20,” said Sharma.
Another senior police officer not willing to be quoted said, “The girl’s family member abducted the youth’s father, mother and brother and confined them in a house in Shamli district.”
The Uttar Pradesh police acting on a tip-off rescued the youth’s family on Friday late hours and later registered a case of gang-rape.
Police said, “The girl’s father, two brothers, a former gram pradhan and his son have been booked in charges of abduction and gang-rape.”