Three days after a woman and her teen daughter were gang-raped after being dragged out of their car in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, the family has threatened suicide if the attackers are not punished.
“We were looted, beaten up and we all know what they did to my daughter…I want my wife and daughter to punish them. If they are not punished within three months, then all three of us will commit suicide,” said the cab driver whose family was attacked and subjected to hours of unspeakable horror.
The family was driving to a funeral in Bulandshahr, around 65 km from Delhi, on Friday (29th July) night when their car was waylaid by a gang of robbers around 1.30 am.
The family stopped when their car was hit by an iron rod. The gang took over the car at gunpoint and drove it to a swamp. They robbed the family, beat up the three men in the car and took them to the fields, leaving the women in the car.
“There were seven-eight men. They tied our hands and feet, beat us and kept beating us even when we begged for water…every time we made any movement,” said the 39-year-old. He saw the attackers drag his wife, daughter and sister-in-law to another part of the field.