A 40-year-old woman was beaten to death by 6 men, who molested her daughter in 2018, while they were out on bail.
The woman died at a hospital in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on the evening of January 17, 2020.
The 6 men, Abid, Mintu, Mahboob, Chaand Babu, Jameel, and Firoz, were arrested in 2018 after they molested the 13-year-old daughter of the woman.
Chakeri SHO Virendra Bahadur said, “A complaint has been filed against Mahfooz, Jameel, Pintoo, Babu, Wakil and Firoz for attacking the deceased women and her sister on January 9.”
This Thursday, the men barged into the house of the woman and asked the family to withdraw the case against them.
When the family refused, the men started to beat the family up.
The men reportedly beat up the 40-year-old woman and her sister with stones and sticks. The 40-year-old mother and the relative of the woman were rushed to a hospital.
The mother and her sister were key witnesses in the molestation case.
The sister of the woman is reportedly a leader of the BJP party.
A short video of the incident was shared on social media.
The video shows a woman in a red kurta lying on the ground as a man dressed in a white kurta and trousers kicks her face.
After authorities got to know about the incident, the police went to the Kanpur hospital and protected the family.
The Kanpur police said they have arrested 4 men that were involved in the incident.
One of them was arrested after the police encountered him.
Authorities are still looking out for the 4 other men.
Kanpur SSP Anant Deo said, “A clash broke out between accused and teen’s family while the men were drinking.”
He added, “The four accused have been arrested by the police, while two, who are on the run, will be nabbed soon. We will ensure strict action against the culprits.”