Badaun case repeated in Bahraich: Married woman gangraped, hanged from tree

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Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), June 11: It seems that there is no end to the rising rape cases in Uttar Pradesh and expecting it is not less than "hope against hope".

In an incident similar to that of Badaun rape and murder case of two teenage sisters, two weeks back, the heinous crime was repeated on Wednesday where a 45-year-old married woman was reportedly gangraped and hanged from tree in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh.

The dead body of the victim has been sent for the post mortem.

Although a rape case has been registered by the family members of the victim against 5 men, but no arrests have been made yet by the UP police in connection with the case.

Even the dust was yet to be settled in the Badaun rape case, the incident has once again raised the question on the chief minister Akhilesh Yadav led- ruling Samajwadi Party's failure to take stringent actions on the perpetrators.

Sadly, rape cases in Uttar Pradesh are no longer a shock as the authorities remain unfazed and brazen and crime against women go on an on. For the SP government in the state, incidents of rapes continue to be treated with shameful trivialism.

What makes Uttar Pradesh stand out from other states in crimes against women is the total impunity and lack of fear for the law. No one seems safe and no place sacrosanct.

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