Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. A large number of rapes go unreported in various countries including India. The willingness to report the rape has increased in recent years, after several incidents of rape received widespread media attention and triggered public protest. This led the Government of India to reform its penal code for crimes of rape and sexual assault.
In a horrific recent case which was reported in Uttar Pradesh, Two minor sisters were allegedly raped by four men at gunpoint on Tuesday evening, police said. According to a complaint, the sisters aged 13 and 15 years were gang-raped at Kaserwa village by the four men while they went to look for their mother near a sugarcane field, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Alok Sharma said Wednesday.
According to the reports of Hindustan times, The four men allegedly threatened to shoot the girls if they cried for help or revealed the incident. They have been charged and efforts are underway to arrest the accused, Mr Sharma said. A number of incidents of rape of minors have been reported in Uttar Pradesh in recent weeks, prompting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to issue a slew of directions including asking the police to intensify foot patrolling in rural areas.