UP CM announces three lakh compensation, flat each to Bulandshahr gang rape victims

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) Aug 5: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced three lakh compensation and a flat each to Bulandshahr gang-rape victims.

Drawing criticism from all quarters in the wake of Bulandshahr gang-rape incident, Akhilesh Yadav yesterday slammed the Opposition and accused them of tutoring the survivors in an endeavour to serve their political motives.

"The incident is unfortunate. Action will be taken against those responsible. But the question is what are BJP and other (opposition) parties tutoring the survivors and showing the way of politics," he said.

The three men, who have been arrested, have been sent to 14-day judicial custody. However, the police is yet to arrest the gang leader Saleem Bawariya and other accused, who still remain absconding.

The incident took place last week on Friday night when a 35-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped by a group of robbers in Bulandshahr district.

The victims were on their way from Noida to Shahjahanpur with the other family members when their vehicle was stopped near a cycle repairing shop in Dostpur village on NH-9, which connects Noida and Bulandshahr.

Source: ANI