Muzaffarnagar (UP): Barely a day after four sisters suffered acid attack in Muzaffarnagar, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped on Thursday by three youths after being abducted in Riyavli Nagla village in the district.

The recent incident comes despite state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s tall claims on checking crimes against women.
 
According to the police, the girl was gang-raped on Thursday in a nearby jungle after being abducted by the trio in a SUV. The girl was later threatened with dire consequences, if she revealed anything about the incident.

Police said a FIR has been lodged against the absconding three accused on the basis of a complaint filed the girl's brother. The girl has been sent for a medical examination.

On Wednesday, four sisters were seriously injured when two unidentified men on a motorcycle threw acid on them in Muzaffarnagar. The victims, all teachers, were returning from college in Kandhal after UP board exam duty when the men attacked them.

The crime cases against women in Muzaffarnagar have been on the rise despite tall claims and repeated directions to the police for maintaining law and order.

While a 30-year-old woman was gang-raped by four persons in the district on February 18 this year, a doctor and his associate allegedly raped a 21-year-old girl at Haibatpur village on January 17. Another rape case was reported on January 11 Seven boys allegedly kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and gangraped her in Civil Lines area of Muzaffarnagar district.

It must be noted that Akhilesh had recently made a statement in Vidhan Sabha that law and order and crime control were the top priorities of his government.

(JPN/Agencies)

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