A former zila panchayat member along with two cops, who are his friend, tried to rape two girls, who are his daughter’s friend in the name of getting them job at a house in Ruchi Khand area of Ashiana police station on Friday. The former zila panchayat member is a resident of Hardoi.
The girls somehow escaped from his clutches and took shelter on a terrace of a neighbouring house until the police reached and rescued them. One of the girl’s got her leg broken, while another also received some injuries.
According to reports, former zila panchayat member’s daughter was studying in a polytechnic where she became friend with a girl from Kanpur. On Monday, former zila panchayat member’s daughter called up her friend and told her that her father get her a job for which she would have to come to Lucknow. On Tuesday, the girl reached at Lucknow Railway station where she met former zila panchayat member, who told her that he can get job for two persons if she wants she can call any of her friend also.
The girl called her friend from Kanpur. Former zila panchayat member told them that interview for the job would be held at a office at Mithaiwallah Crossing in Gomtinagar. However, both the girls kept waiting at railway station but not interview call was recieved by them.
In the evening, former zila panchayat member took the two girls to a house in Ruchi Khand and told them they would have to stay here for the night. Not suspecting his intention as he happened to be the father of her friend, the two agreed.
In the meantime, the former zila panchayat member called two cops, who were known to him. The two reached in an inebriated condition and the threesome tried to rape the two girls, as per the complaint lodged in Ashiana police station.
Both the girls somehow locked themselves in a room and then reached the terrace and jumped to the terrace of a neighbouring house to hide from the three. From the terrace, they called up their relative and the police, which rushed to the spot and rescued the two girls from the terrace. As of now, the police have registered a case of rape attempt against the former zila panchayat member and his two cop friends.
However, according to station officer Ashana, Sanjay Pandey both the girls were alone in the house and were getting scared. It was because of this that they informed their family members and jumped to the terrace of a neigbouring house. The matter was being investigated, the police said.
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