Badaun gangrape: As criticism against UP govt grows, Akhilesh promises fast track court; two constables sacked

The CM also sanctioned financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the victims.

By: Press Trust of India | Badaun/azamgarh | Updated: May 30, 2014 4:30 pm
Akhilesh Yadav said a fast-track court should be constituted to ensure that the accused get due punishment. ( Source: PTI ) The CM also sanctioned financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the victims. ( Source: PTI )

Amidst outrage over the gangrape of two Dalit sisters in Badaun, two constables were on Friday sacked and another accused arrested as the UP government promised to set up a fast track court to punish the culprits.

Even as the case grabbed headlines, another teenage Dalit girl was allegedly gangraped by four persons in Azamgarh.

In Delhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh was briefed by officials on the outrageous incident that took place on Tuesday when the two teenaged girls were gangraped and their bodies hung from a tree in Badaun district.

Singh was informed that the UP government has sent a report to the Home Ministry, saying some persons involved in the crime have been arrested and all guilty will be punished, according to official sources.

SP Atul Kumar Saxena said the services of two constables Chhatrapal Yadav and Sarvesh Yadav have been terminated.

“One more accused Awadhesh Yadav has been arrested by the police,” he said.

Of the seven wanted in the case, three (policeman Sarvesh Yadav and brothers Pappu and Awadhesh Yadav) have been arrested so far, he said.

Sarvesh and Pappu were arrested yesterday.Four others Urvesh Yadav (brother of Pappu and Awadhesh), policeman Chhatrapal Yadav and two unidentified persons are at large.

Sarvesh and Chhatrpal have been booked under section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC, while the three brothers –Pappu, Awadhesh and Urvesh– and two others have been booked under Section 302 (murder) and 376 (rape) of IPC.

The two girls, who were cousins and aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on the night of May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree in the village in Ushait area the next morning.

The incident had triggered protests in the area with villagers alleging police apathy, following which an FIR was registered against seven persons.

Terming the gangrape and murder as “unfortunate”, UP  Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday ordered the police to arrest all the accused immediately and said a fast-track court be constituted to ensure that they were duly punished.

Also, attacking the Samajwadi Party, Mayawati demanded a CBI probe into the gangrape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Badaun district.

Mayawati said, “Law and order situation is pathetic. In such a scenario, the Governor should make recommendation for President’s rule in the state”.

 

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    ak
    May 31, 2014 at 3:33 am
    all indian's should be ashamed of themselves what happen's if somebody rape akhilesh yadev daughter@ hanged her. if he got any self respect he should resign .
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    PN
    May 30, 2014 at 12:09 pm
    When Mulayam trivialises rape this is bound to happen in UP. The government must be dismissed.
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    DNiwasi
    May 31, 2014 at 10:31 am
    Why is this low-life Akhilesh smiling?
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    Guest
    May 31, 2014 at 1:54 am
    Government and police can't be solely blamed,lets start from our homes to inculcate good morals in children..stricter laws and their proper implementation needed.
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    Appan
    May 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm
    Hang the s to death.
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    Arvind
    May 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm
    DOWN WITH THIS YADAV RAJ.RIGHT FROM LORD KRISHNA DAYS, THESE YADAVAS WERE FAMOUS FOR CREATING ANARCHY.NOW IN THIS WORLD MULAYAM AND LALU ARE CONTINUING THIS SHAME WITH THE HELP OF ANOTHER ANARCHISTS - MUSLIMS!WE WANT MULAYAM FREE UP AND LALU FREE BIHAR!
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    luuke
    May 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm
    Why is Mr Modi so quiet on this issue....You know he knows about it....The entire nation is talking about.....The world's media has this as headline news but nothing from our PM ?? You know he could have made a major impact only if he said a few words....Am I going to be disappointed voting for this man ???
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    Victor Chandler
    May 30, 2014 at 11:08 am
    It is sad to see rapes so prevalent in India. We need tough punishments. Fines and 1 year prison is not enough! I am also disturbed to see mention of caste for the victims. They are victims and it does not matter whether they are Dalit or Forward or Backward
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