20-yr-old woman raped

Muzaffarnagar: A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a man in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar when she had gone to collect wood with her mother in a forest, police said on Saturday.

According to a complaint lodged by the woman’s mother, the incident took place on Friday. Two bike-borne men forcibly took the woman to a nearby sugarcane field, where Salman allegedly raped her.

A case was registered against Salman and his associate Mayank under relevant sections of the IPC and efforts were underway to nab them, SHO Raj Kumar Rana said.

In another incident, a man was booked for allegedly passing inappropriate comments and casteist slurs against a Dalit woman here, police said.

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An FIR was registered against the accused, identified as Kapil, under relevant sections of the IPC, SHO HN Singh said, adding that a probe into the matter was underway.

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