Two Teen Sisters Allegedly Gang-Raped, Hanged From Tree in UP

badaun_rape_villagers_360BADAUN (UP): The tiny village of Karta in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, woke up on Wednesday morning to the chilling sight of two teen girls hanging from a tree in an orchard. The girls, cousins aged 14 and 15, had gone missing from home the night before.
A post-mortem has confirmed that they were raped and died from hanging. Their families allege that they were first brutally gang-raped by five men of the village and then hanged. They also alleged that for many hours after the girls went missing the local police refused to register a first information report.
It was after shocked and angry villagers blocked roads against the alleged police apathy, that a case of rape and murder was registered against the five young men, four of whom are absconding. One man has been arrested.   A case of conspiracy has also been registered against two local cops, who have been suspended.  The girls’ family has alleged in their police complaint that the two cops ignored their requests for finding the girls and accused them of shielding the men.
The fathers of the girls said they began looking for them soon after they had stepped out of their home to answer nature’s call and searched all night. With the police allegedly refusing help, it was at the crack of dawn that the bodies were found hanging in the orchard.
The police said DNA samples have been taken from the bodies to establish the identity of the men who attacked the girls. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav told reporters today that “whoever is found guilty will be punished.”

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