In yet another attempted rape incident in UP, a 25-year-old woman was thrown out of a moving car and left for dead on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Unnao on Friday.
The men first tried to strangulate her with a belt after she resisted the rape attempt. The accused are her nephew and his friend.
Police said the woman was in a car with her nephew when he tried to rape her. When the woman fought back, he hit her and tried to strangulate her with his belt. The woman lost consciousness and the accused threw her out thinking she had died.
Media reports said she was later found on the road by UP Expressways Industrial Development Authority staff who took her to a hospital. The accused have been arrested.
In another incident, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a village under Diurea Kotwali police station in Uttar Pradesh when she had gone to relieve herself.
Centre issues advisory for states on rapes/crimes against women
The Centre released an advisory for states and union territories to ensure that strict action is taken by the police in crimes against women. The advisory comes in the wake of the Hathras gangrape incident.
The advisory made it mandatory for police to register an FIR in such cases. For crimes which are not under the jurisdiction of a police station, a Zero FIR should be registered, the advisory said. Officials who fail to file an FIR will be punished, it said.
The advisory further said that in case of a statement made by the victim related to the victim’s cause of death, the state should take it as “relevant fact.”
The advisory comes ahead of the Monday hearing of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on the Hathras gangrape. The Supreme Court too is hearing a petition on the woman’s death.
At a hearing last week, a bench led by Chief Justice SA Bobde described the alleged gangrape and murder of the Dalit woman as a horrible and extraordinary incident.
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