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UP: Day after filing gang-rape case, victim’s father killed in road mishap


Team Udayavani, Mar 10, 2021, 5:06 PM IST

Lucknow: The father of a gang-rape victim was killed in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district after being knocked down by a speeding truck near the Anupur crossing in the district.

The incident took place a day after he lodged an FIR against two youths for abduction and gang-rape of his minor daughter. The victim’s father was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.

Notably, one of the accused in the case identified as Deep Yadav, was the son of a police inspector and is presently absconding. The other accused identified as Golu Yadav has been arrested.

As per reports the duo had allegedly kidnapped the 13-year-old girl from her home and gang-raped her after taking her to a secluded place on Monday. Her father filed a complaint on Tuesday and is said to have accompanied the police while they conducted raids at several places to nab the culprits.

Family members allege that the mishap took place as the victim’s father was pushed by one of the policemen. They added that have been receiving threats since the registration of the case

Irate villagers blocked traffic on the Kanpur-Sagar highway in protest against the incident and demanding the arrest of the culprits. The blockade was lifted after senior officials intervened and assured action in the matter.

Police said that the driver of the truck was arrested and was being quizzed.

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