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Woman kidnapped and gang-raped in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

A 23 year old woman was apparently kidnapped and was then raped by four men in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, police said on Sunday, April 21. On Saturday, April 20, the incident took place in the Jhaberpur village which comes under the jurisdiction of Purkazi police station.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A 23-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by four men in UP
  • The incident took place on Saturday in Jhaberpur village
  • According to complaint lodged by victim’s family, she was kidnapped in a car

As per to a complaint which was lodged by the woman’s family stated that she was kidnapped by the four men in a car who took her to a close sugarcane field and then raped her, said SSP Virender Singh.

The suspect had also filmed the act, he said, adding that a investigation into the matter was in progress.

In the meantime, not much is confirmed yet and the investigation is going on. The FIR has been lodged by the women’s parents and they are seeking for their help in order to get justice.

Notable incidents in India

Most rape cases go unreported for the reason that the rape victims fear vengeance and shame, both in India and all over the world. Indian member of parliament have stated that the rape matters in India is being undervalued as a large number of cases are not reported, even though other victims are gradually coming out and reporting rape and sexual assaults.

The gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a public bus, on 16 December 2012, flashed huge protests all over the capital Delhi. At the time of incident, she was with a male friend who was brutally beaten with an iron rod for the duration of the happening. This same rod was used to penetrate her so brutally that the victim’s intestines had to be surgically removed, afore her death thirteen days after the attack. After this incident a new law was implement which granted strict punishment for the rape accused.

In August 2013, a 22 year old photojournalist, in Mumbai, was gang-raped by five persons, comprising a juvenile, when she had gone to the isolated Shakti Mills compound, near Mahalaxmi in South Mumbai, with a male co-worker on a project. This caused protests all through the country as Mumbai with its very active nightlife was until that time well-thought-out a safe haven for women. The city sessions court found the suspect guilty and sentenced the death penalty to the three recurrence criminals in the Shakti Mills gang rape case, creating them the first in the nation to get the death sentence specified under the newly passed Section 376E of the Indian Penal Code.

On 14 March 2015, a 71-year-old nun was apparently gang-raped in Ranaghat, West Bengal by burglars at Convent of Jesus and Mary.

On 17 January 2018, Asifa, an 8-year old minor girl, was raped and murdered in Rasana village near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rape in India

Rape is the considered to be the fourth most common crime in India against women. As per to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2013 yearly report, total number of 24,923 rape cases were reported all over India in the year 2012. Out of these, 24,470 cases were committed by somebody well-known to the victim (98% of the cases).

As per to the NCRB 2015 statistics, Madhya Pradesh has the maximum raw number of rape reports among other Indian states, whereas Jodhpur in Rajasthan has the maximum per capita rate of rape reports in cities followed by Delhi which is the capital of the country.