Lucknow, June 6 IBNS | 7 months ago

Under pressure over growing rape cases in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has transferred as many as 10 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, said reports on Friday.

The IPS officers who were transferred include Moradabad Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Bijnore Superintendent of Police (SP), Hapur SP, Saharanpur SSP and Auraiya SP.

Earlier this week, the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh decided to act tough on the bureaucrats in connection with the Badaun gangrape and murder case, which has attracted the attention of national political leaders, as many of them visited the victims' family members.

The Akhilesh Yadav government on Monday removed Principal Secretary for Home Anil Gupta, media reports said.

This came a day after, the UP government sacked state Chief Secretary Javed Usmani.

Two Dalit minor sisters were allegedly gangraped and then hanged from a tree at Katra village in Badaun district on May 27.

The cousin sisters, aged 14 and 15 respectively, were reportedly missing since May 27 night.

Another minor was allegedly raped and later hanged from a tree in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, said reports on Wednesday.

A 15-year-old was allegedly abducted by six men when she went out of her house to relieve herself and her body was later found hanging from a tree, said reports.

"My daughter was raped and killed by our 40-year-old neighbour and his friends. That old man wanted to marry my daughter. When we objected, he did this crime," said the girl's father.

(Posted on 06-06-2014)

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