The gang rape victim (17) and her mother are gunned down and crushed to death by a tractor driven by one of her attackers in India
- Mother and daughter, 17, ‘were crushed by Yashveer Rajput who ran them over’
- They reportedly returned from the market in Amapur, Uttar Pradesh
- Local police said members of the victims’ family murdered Yashveer’s father four years ago and two are currently in prison for the crime
- The mother then accused Rajput and two of his friends of kidnapping and gang rape of the 17-year-old a few months ago
A girl who had previously been the victim of gang rape, and her mother, were gunned down and crushed to death by a tractor driven by one of her attackers in India.
The 17-year-old mother and daughter were crushed by Yashveer Rajput as he drove his tractor on his way home after visiting the market in Amapur, Uttar Pradesh, the Deccan Herald reported.
According to local police, members of the victims’ family murdered Yashveer’s father four years ago, and two are currently in prison for the crime.
The mother then accused Rajput and two of his friends of kidnapping and gang rape of the 17-year-old a few months ago.
The two women died on the spot yesterday and a crowd formed to demand that the suspect be arrested, but he escaped quickly after committing the cruel crime.
The mother and daughter (not pictured), 17, were crushed by Yashveer Rajput as he drove his tractor on his way home after visiting the market in Amapur, Uttar Pradesh. Pictured: Two women wearing face masks are walking in Delhi
Yashveer drove over the victims in revenge for his father’s murder and to avoid jail time for the rape case, the Deccan Herald reported.
The news comes just days after an enraged father strangled his 17-year-old daughter to death in her sleep in India when he found out she was pregnant after rape.
The girl, who came from the village of Mantoli in the northeastern state of Uttarakhand in India, was murdered by her father to maintain ‘family honor’, police say, suspecting the girl had been raped.
The girl lived with her grandparents, who discovered the pregnancy while accompanying her on a hospital visit last week.
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They informed the father who later turned up in anger at the grandparents’ house, but left shortly after. At five in the morning he returned home and strangled the girl while she was sleeping.
After the murder, the father told villagers the next morning that the teenager had committed suicide and had already buried her.
Last month, a 14-year-old girl fighting two rapists was burned when her attackers became enraged at her resistance.
The high school student was admitted to a hospital in Raipur with burns covering 80 percent of her body. She told police the identities of her attackers on her death bed.
According to the latest available official figures, there were approximately 40,000 rapes in India in 2016.
In 2018, the Indian government nodded under public pressure and approved the death penalty for repeat offenders and those raping children under the age of 12.
Activists claim the 40,000 number is just the tip of the iceberg, as many victims fear reporting crimes due to threats from perpetrators or the social stigma attached to sexual assaults.
Before the coronavirus outbreak, a series of violent sex attacks sparked outrage and nationwide protests.