Mum and her six-year-old daughter gang-raped in moving car after accepting lift from group of men in India’ | The Sun
A MOTHER and her six-year-old daughter were gang-raped by a group of men who offered them a lift home in northern India, police has said.
The men had promised the woman and her daughter they would drive them safely back from Piran Kaliyar, a holy site for Muslims and Hindus, on the banks of the Ganga Canal, Roorkee, Uttarakhand province.
The alleged driver, who has been identified only as Sonu, already had passengers in the car when he agreed to drive the unidentified women, Police superintendent Pramendra Doval said.
Local media reported the mother said she had no idea how many men were in the vehicle.
The men allegedly attacked and raped the woman and her daughter in the moving car before they dumped the victims near a canal.
In spite of the ordeal, the mother managed to reach a police station, where she reported the crime.
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The pair were taken to Roorkee Civil Hospital, where medics confirmed the women had been sexually assaulted.
Police confirmed investigations are ongoing.
The suspect has yet to be located.
This follows the gang rape of a teenage girl who reported being gang-raped to police was then raped again by a cop.
The 13-year-old's dad claims his daughter was raped over four days by a group of men who lured her away to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, on April 22.
On April 23, the teenager's mother lodged a missing persons complaint with the police.
It is alleged the four men raped her repeatedly before dropped her to the Pali police station in the village in the district of Uttar Pradesh on April 26.
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The girl's aunt picked her up and looked after her, without informing her parents.
The following day, the aunt was asked to return the teenager to the station to record her official statement with Pali station house officer Tilakdhari Saroj.
Station House Officer Tilakdhari Saroj was arrested after being caught on the run.
Saroj was charged under the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), which introduced life sentences for convicted child rapists.
In September 2020, a 20-year-old woman who was left paralysed after being gang-raped in India by four men died from her injuries two weeks later.
The victim was assaulted near her home in the city of Hathras, 60 miles south of Delhi.
She had been cutting grass when she was dragged into a nearby field and attacked by the men.
Authorities refuted reports the girl's tongue was cut out – when in fact she bit down on it while the alleged criminals tried to strangle her.
The woman was being treated in intensive care while on a ventilator after suffering from multiple fractures.
India's rape crisis saw one woman being sexually attacked every 15 minutes on average in 2018, government data shows.
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