Bulandshahr (UP), Jul 31: Fourteen people were today detained in connection with the gangrape of a woman and her teenage daughter near Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, with 15 police teams dispatched to apprehend the main accused who has been identified.
The suspects are being interrogated in connection with the incident that took place on Friday night when a family was travelling from Noida to Shahjahanpur by car.
A senior police officer said the family has identified the main suspect. Police have found his location and 15 teams have been sent to apprehend him, he said.
STF teams have been pressed into action and are carrying out searches in Bulandshahr, Meerut and other states, he added.
A group of bandits had waylaid the family, dragged the women, including the 13-year-old girl, to a nearby field and raped them while the men were tied with ropes, SSP Vaibhav Krishna said. They were also looted of their cash, jewellery and mobile phones, he said.
One of the family members, who managed to untie the ropes, reported the matter to police, Krishna said. An FIR under relevant sections of the IPC was lodged against the accused, he said.
SHO Ramsen of Kotwali Dehat was relieved from the charge of the case and attached with Police Lines here after police reported his negligence in the matter, the SSP said.