Mumbai: Police have arrested five men in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri for allegedly locking up three sisters aged between 18 and 22 and gangraping two of them.
The incident happened on June 4 in Phoolbehar in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. All the five accused were arrested four days after committing the crime. They have been sent to jail.
The sisters aged 18, 20 and 22 went to Mohan Kumar’s farm on 4th June. There were also four other men in the field.
A Times of India report said that when the sisters asked for money, Kumar and others locked them up and later sexually assaulted the two girls. After the girls were released, they lodged a complaint with the Phoolbehar police station.
“The girls have recorded their statement before the court and have also identified the five accused. After gathering circumstantial and forensic evidence, we have sent the accused to jail. The investigation, in this case, is still on,” Kheri SSP Vijay Dhull was quoted as saying. A medical examination of the sisters was also conducted.
The police have registered a case against the five accused under sections 376D (gang rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. The police suspected that it was a case of wage dispute and later managed to gather enough evidence to arrest the accused men.