India, June 24: In yet another shocking incident in Uttarakhand, a stranded pilgrim and her daughter were raped and murdered in Gaurikund. Their bodies were discovered from the Ghondhlu Pani village under the Ukhimath police station. Another woman from Bihar was raped in the same area.
In a separate incident, three brothers in the same area were killed in a forest near Chauwasi village of Gaurikand and Rs 17 lakh was looted from them. "God only knows when the investigations would start. With the current situation, even the police officials cannot be blamed as they are busy with the rescue work," said one of the locals. Police, however, is looking for the culprits in all the three cases.
Meanwhile, two more landslides have hit Uttarakhand. No loss of life has been reported so far. The rubbles have been bulldozed to clear the way for rescue operations. The paratroopers, the army, and the air force have confirmed that rescue operations would continue, despite bad weather.