Even as the Uttar Pradesh Police was observing ‘Women Safety Week’, a 15-year-old girl who survived blood cancer was gangraped by three persons at Sarojini Nagar in the state capital here late on Saturday night.The victim told police that one of her acquaintance called her up for dinner at around 8.30 on Saturday night. She went along with him, only to find a friend of her acquaintance too joining them. The duo took her to a secluded place, raped her, and left her bleeding on the road.But the worst was yet to come. Hearing her cries, a passerby offered to help her, and on the pretext of taking her to the police station, he too raped her.Later, she was taken to the Sarojini Nagar Police Station, where a case was registered and she was sent for medical examination. Police swung into action on the basis of her statement and arrested the passerby. He has been identified as Virendra Yadav of Banthara.”We have already arrested one accused. Efforts are on to nab the two others, including her acquaintance,” said the police officer.The incident has put a big question mark on policing, particularly during the Women Safety Week, which was launched by DGP Sulkhan Singh to provide security and protection to girls and women in Uttar Pradesh.
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