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”.

 

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. A
    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 .
    Reply
    1. P
      PN
      May 30, 2014 at 12:09 pm
      When Mulayam trivialises rape this is bound to happen in UP. The government must be dismissed.
      Reply
      1. D
        DNiwasi
        May 31, 2014 at 10:31 am
        Why is this low-life Akhilesh smiling?
        Reply
        1. G
          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.
          Reply
          1. A
            Appan
            May 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm
            Hang the s to death.
            Reply
            1. A
              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!
              Reply
              1. L
                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 ???
                Reply
                1. V
                  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
                  Reply
                  1. V
                    Venk
                    May 31, 2014 at 7:28 am
                    Rotten society, rotten people, rotten police, rotten politicians - UP is a dung-heap of the Yadavs..
                    Reply
                    1. V
                      Venk
                      May 31, 2014 at 7:29 am
                      You mean black-!
                      Reply
                      1. C
                        CS
                        May 31, 2014 at 11:49 am
                        When Akhilesh Yadav tells a female journalist... "you are safe, why are you bothered"?What can you expect from the state??? With a sick mind like his, will there ever be justice?
                        Reply
                        1. K
                          Kolsat
                          Jun 1, 2014 at 8:10 am
                          Mulayam and Akhilesh may trivialise rape but don't the people have any intelligence to differentiate between good and bad or right and wrong behaviour? I believe people of UP are devotees of different gods, goddesses and Sadhus and yet they do such things. Shame on them and their leaders who have set good examples.
                          Reply
                          1. J
                            jay
                            May 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm
                            government and police can't be solely blamed lets start from our home and inculcate good morals in children .make stricter laws and implement them properly.
                            Reply
                            1. P
                              presshelp
                              May 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm
                              Indians are uncivilised people where there is no value for human life. Even if India achieves the highest economic rate in the next few years and becomes a world super-power, it will still remain an uncivilised and a blot on human conscience.
                              Reply
                              1. A
                                Al Makedonon
                                May 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
                                The media's gleeful reporting of this and the odd ability for them to somehow 'know' exactly what happened with no investigation and finally the media's direct lie regarding inter-caste rape clearly reveals a psy-op aimed discrediting india.Why are the very very few rapes in Asia trumpeted around the world and the many many rapes in the West ignored by the media?!Is it that rape in the West is a non-issue but rape by Asians is proof there is a problem? The fact is the new Asia-Rape meme is another phase in the colonial Western supremacist effort. Just in the past months there were more rapes in NYC and Philadelphia then in India or Bali. The Media is Silent. People don't be fooled. Facts speak louder than prejudice.
                                Reply
                                1. J
                                  Jagdish Jain
                                  May 31, 2014 at 3:32 am
                                  Fast track courts about rape cases are the greatest joke in India; this is how a politician in India avoids his responsibility. Unless India pes the law that for a rape there will be death penalty, the rapes will not stop. India is really a very sick country: the guy who deserts his wife becomes the Prime Minister of India, the rapists become powerful politicians.
                                  Reply
                                  1. J
                                    Jagdish Jain
                                    May 31, 2014 at 1:04 am
                                    Rape is the norm in India; unless India pes the law of death penalty for rape, it will not stop.
                                    Reply
                                    1. A
                                      agerful
                                      May 31, 2014 at 3:51 pm
                                      hhsdf,zbjkbzfgbhkj
                                      Reply
                                      1. A
                                        agerful
                                        May 31, 2014 at 3:52 pm
                                        indian express walooo,, kuch kro,, ghntttaa news chlla rhe ho,, reporter ki to akhilesh ne band bjaa rkhi h... thappad kyu nhi marte jaa kr usey
                                        Reply
                                        1. A
                                          Anjan
                                          May 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm
                                          The gang of Mulayam Akhilesh rule UP .Political corruption is caused by the misuse of political power by the national representatives. Political power is the best means to attain the political as well as the social ends. In addition to that, our politicians tainted towards this power gain their own economic benefits. They are using this as the more profitable and easiest route to attain wealth and rich. In the corruptive insution the political power is subordinated for the political value in order to achieve the economic ends. That means fundamental principle of politics is not an act to attain the publics aims but only for the promotion of the selfish ends. Mulayam Singh Yadav, National President of Samajwadi Party, Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Former Defence Minister of India. Akhilesh Yadav, Son of Mulayam Singh Yadav & Present Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Dimple Yadav, Wife of Akhilesh and MP Lok sabha Dharmendra Yadav, Nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav and MP from Badaun. Shivpal Singh Yadav, Cousin of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Present PWD Minister in Uttar Pradesh Government. Ram Gopal Yadav, Cousin of Mulayam Singh Yadav and MP Rajya Sabha. Tej Pratap Yadav,22:Nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav was elected block pramukh of Saifai. Premlata Yadav, 55:Sister in Law Mulayam Singh Yadav,she has been President Of Zila Panchayat ,Etawah for two consecutive terms. Aditya Yadav, 24:Nephew Of Mulayam Singh Yadav,he lost the zilla panchayat from Jaswant Nagar block.
                                          Reply
                                          1. P
                                            PP
                                            May 31, 2014 at 2:41 am
                                            UP is in desperate need of PRESIDENTIAL RULE...........
                                            Reply
                                            1. Load More Comments