In a shocking incident, a woman and her teenage daughter were allegedly gang-raped by a group of armed robbers, who waylaid their car on the Delhi-Kanpur highway.
The rape survivors were travelling with four of their family members to Shahjahanpur from Noida on Friday night when their car was ambushed near Dostpur village in Bulandshahr, said news reports.
The family members were dragged out of the car by the bandits, who took them to an isolated area nearby the highway and robbed them of cash, jewellery, mobiles and other valuables. The men of the family were beaten up and tied with ropes, while the woman and her 13-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped.
According to reports, the victims were raped at gunpoint for three hours.
One of the family members managed to break free from the ropes and informed the police.
The rape survivors are currently under medical care at a hospital and they are said to be out of danger.
The Uttar Pradesh police have reportedly detained 15 people in connection with the horrific incident.
However, police suspect a nomadic gang from Rajasthan behind this incident and formed special teams to nab the suspects.
Meanwhile, SHO Ramsen of Kotwali Dehat was suspended for 'dereliction of duty'.
Uttar Pradesh DGP Javeed Ahmad said that the police officers are pursuing all useful leads to nab the culprits.
“Horrible Bulandshr incident a challenge. going all out to nab the culprits. All resources being deployed. Useful leads being pursued,” he tweeted.