Two Men Killed A Baby So That They Could Get On With Gang Raping His Mother

09/03/2016 10:30 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
Indian members of a social organisation Our City Our Right holds a candle during a silent protest following the recent gang rape and murder of a 20-year-old college student in Barasat, in Kolkata on June 15, 2013. Activists and social groups in various parts of the state held rallies and protests following the incident. AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- There are crimes and then there are crimes which sink to new depths of depravity, stirring emotions that are not quite captured by words such as shock, horror and flabbergasted.

The Times Of India today reported that a bus driver and a conductor allegedly flung a 14-day-old boy to the ground, killing the infant, so that they could get on with gang raping his mother.

The crime occurred Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, the newspaper reported.

The 28-year-old woman, who returning home after attending a family function on Monday night, decided to wait inside the bus station because of the late hour and continue her journey in the morning. She was allegedly dragged inside the bus by Ishwari Lal, the driver, and Pannu, the conductor.

"Seeing her alone, the private bus driver and conductor pounced upon her and dragged her inside the bus. When she resisted, the two gagged her and raped her. In the ensuing scuffle, the woman said, the two snatched her 14-day-old infant from her lap and flung him to the ground. The baby sustained grievous injuries and died on the spot," a member of the police force told TOI.

The Indian Express reported that the woman was visiting a tantrik because her child was unwell, and the infant died because he fell from her lap.

Lal and Pannu have been arrested, and charged under the Indian Penal Code for gang rape and culpable homicide not amounting to murder, TOI reported.

On Thursday morning, NDTV reported that the teenager who was raped and set ablaze by a youth in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, died in hospital.

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