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Cops reached spot two hours late, claims family

Speaking about the horrific incident in which a man was killed and four women were gang-raped by six men off the Yamuna Expressway on Thursday, one of the family members of the victims said that the dual tragedy could have been avoided if the police had taken the complaint seriously and reached the spot on time.
The family members have alleged that while the miscreants attacked, the driver was on a call with his relative asking for help to fix the front tires.

The phone call was active and the person on the other side understanding the danger, immediately called police helpline number. However, no one picked up the call.

Following this, the man rushed to the nearest police station. Shockingly, he found the station to be empty.

The family and an eyewitness alleged that the police reached two and a half hours after the incident and their delay was responsible for ugly turnout.

However, Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Love Kumar denying the allegations, said, "The help was provided within an hour after receiving the complaint".

When Millennium Post took a survey of the area, we found that the help could have been provided in 15 to 20 minutes if the Uttar Pradesh police had not caused the delay.

The similar horrifying Bulandshahr gangrape incident that shook the whole nation a year ago seemed to have no effect on the police.

It takes 25 minutes to reach the nearest police station from the spot from the incident took place.

At 2 am, the roads are empty and flow of traffic remains uninterrupted and in such a situation, the hi-tech Police PCR vans could have easily reached the spot in 15 to 20 minutes. This incident raises serious questions on the workability of UP100 hi-tech PCR vans which claim to provide help less than 20 minutes.

"The highway remains secluded in the dark and incidents of robbery and snatching are very common. We hardly see police patrolling on the roads at night. Only one PCR van is deployed in the area and it is kept for collecting illegal tax from the trucks and commercial vehicles, " said locals.
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