More cases of crime against women were reported in several parts of the country with Uttar Pradesh alone accounting for four of the 10 incidents of sexual assault which included the alleged gangrape of a 25-year-old girl in Delhi. Cases of sexual assault were reported from Meerut, Sitapur, Varanasi and Jalaun in UP. Three persons were arrested for allegedly throwing acid on a teenage girl in Rampur area of Jalaun, police said today.
Rape cases were also reported from Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
In south Delhi, the 25-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by three men in a moving car following which police arrested them. The woman had approached police last night after which an FIR was registered, a senior police official said.
In Moradabad in UP, a 19-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree but a senior police officer claimed that prima facie it appeared to be a case of suicide.
A young Dalit woman was abducted and raped by a youth in Meerut following which he was arrested while a 21-year-old girl was raped by her paramour in Sitapur, police said.
A mentally retarded woman was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by two persons in Manduadih area in Varanasi late last night, Manduadih police station in-charge Moin Ahmed said.
A senior police officer said a six-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a 15-year-old boy who was her neighbour in Kadaura area of Jalaun on June 10.
A 24-year-old girl accused a police sub-inspector in Hamirpur in UP of sexually assaulting her inside a police station when she had gone there to secure her husband's release on the night of June nine. However, DIG (Banda range) Amitabh Yash today said no injury was detected in the medical report of the woman and rape was not confirmed. He added that, according to the medical report, the woman was three-and-a-half months pregnant.
In Haryana, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a youth in Kaithal. Police said a 22-year-old newly married woman was raped by a distant relative in a village in Moga district in Punjab.
In Kota in Rajathan, a 22-year-old married woman was raped by her neighbour while her husband was away from the house, police said.
In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old boy was today arrested in Ahmedabad for allegedly raping and killing a five-year-old girl from his neighbouring locality.