Muzaffarnagar, January 18, 2016
A girl from Kailawda village in Khatoli police station has alleged that two men from the “other community” gang-raped her two years back.
For the third time in the last 10 days, yet another case of gang rape was reported from Muzaffarnagar district.
A girl from Kailawda village in Khatoli police station alleged on Saturday that two men from the “other community” gang-raped her two years back, filmed the incident and leaked the video on social media on Saturday.
According to her complaint registered with the Khatoli police station, the accused allegedly continued to rape her by blackmailing her over the alleged video.
There was palpable tension in Khatauli village and other parts of Muzaffarnagar on Sunday. Security has been tightened and extra force deployed in the area.
In August 2013, a case of eve-teasing involving members of two communities triggered the Muzaffarnagar riots in which over 62 people were killed and more than 50,000 displaced.
According to Circle Officer, Khatauli, Jogender Lal, a case was registered under section 376D and 506 of the Indian Penal Code against the two absconding accused. “The accused allegedly were blackmailing her since the time they raped her the first time. They circulated the clip on social media on Saturday. We have apprehended two more men who are said to be associated with the two accused,” Mr. Lal told the media on Sunday.