Kanpur | Jagran News Desk: In a bone chilling incident, a 40-year-old woman -- whose daughter was allegedly molested by a group of men in 2018 -- was beaten to death at Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur. The woman died at a hospital in Kanpur on Friday evening -- a week after she was attacked by the accused, who were out on bail. The woman’s sister is also in a serious condition.

The four of the six murder accused - Abid, Mintu, Mahboob, Chaand Babu, Jameel and Firoz - were arrested in 2018 by the UP Police for molesting the 13-year-old girl in Kanpur. However, they were released on bail by a local court.

The four men on January 9 barged into the home of the minor girl and asked the woman’s family to withdraw the case, said the police while adding that they refused to do that following which they were brutally beaten by the four men.

A video of the incident has also been surfaced on social media in which the four men can be seen beating the woman and her family members. Following this, the police registered an FIR and arrested four men who were allegedly responsible for the assault January 9.

(However, Dainik Jagran does not independently verify the veracity of the video)

“The incident took place in Chakeri area. The accused in the molestation case of 2018 was out on bail. There was a dispute between the accused and the victim's family while the accused were drinking liquor. The accused along with other people attacked the two witnesses of the molestation case,” Kanpur SSP Anant Deo, quoted by news agency ANI, said.

“In the attack, a woman was seriously injured and was admitted to the hospital After spending over a week in the hospital, she succumbed to her injuries on Friday. Police arrested the four people,” he further said.

Meanwhile, the police has sent the woman’s body for post-mortem. “In 2018, they were arrested in a rape case and now they were out on bail. The rape victim's family had complained that her brothers drink alcohol with the accused, which led to the scuffle between the two parties. She battled for her life for seven to eight days [after being beaten up by the accused] and today she has passed away,” Kanpur DGP told media on Friday.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma