BAREILLY: The incident happened on Tuesday when a 19-year-old woman was gang-raped at the NH-24 Delhi-Lucknow near Parsa Kheda by three masked men.
Just four days back, a horrific gangrape of a 35-year-old woman and her teenage daughter was held on national highway 91.
After getting the news, the top police officials rushed to the crime spot. Various police Inspector including inspector general (Bareilly zone) Vijay Singh Meena, deputy inspector general Ashutosh Kumar, SSP R K Bhardwaj and superintendent of police (city) Sameer Saurabh reached the spot and held closed door meetings with local police officials.
According to the complaint lodged by the survivor's mother, the woman , a teacher in a private school, was on her way to work in the morning. She had reached Kadaua, 600 metres from NH24, when three unidentified assailants who had their faces covered came in a Maruti car, stopped next to the victim and forcibly dragged her inside the car. The assailants took the car towards Parsa Kheda and stopped near a sugarcane field where they took turns to rape her at gunpoint.
According to the complaint, they also clicked nude pictures of the victim and threatened to upload them online if she spoke about the incident to anyone. Later, they dropped her at Mathurapur on the national highway.
The witness had told her mother about the whole incident when she reached her home. According to neighbours, she used to commute to the school every day along with a colleague but was travelling alone on Tuesday.
Senior superintendent of police R K Bhardwaj said, "Based on the complaint, an FIR has been filed against three unidentified men. The woman was sent for a medical examination. The matter is being investigated."
The director general of police (DGP) Javeed. "We have identified at least 20 locations on national and state highways which need immediate attention. Police will be deployed at these points for extensive patrolling from Tuesday night itself."
"In all, national and state highways passing through UP cover a distance of 16,000 km. A total of 21 highway police stations are proposed in the plan. Each of these will cover a distance of 40 km," said ADG traffic Anil Agarwal.