A pack of highway burglars professedly dragged and raped four women in a field for quite a long time and gunned down a male relative attempting to spare them off the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Budh Nagar at an opportune time Thursday, police said.

Eight individuals from a family were heading out to Bulandshahr from Greater Noida’s Jewar when they were waylaid by the pack at around 1.30 am. The six plundered money and assets from the family and afterward raped the ladies, the police stated, citing the casualties . At the point when the man attempted to oppose, he was shot dead.

“It’s a terrible wrongdoing. A FIR has been enrolled. A man has been killed. Four ladies have asserted posse assault. Police groups are taking a shot at the case,” said Love Kumar, senior director of Gautam Budh Nagar. “The ladies are being taken for medical examination. The post-mortem is being finished. Two different groups are chasing for the suspects.”

Police said the thieves first focused on the wheels of the vehicle, a Maruti Eeco van. “In the wake of intersection Sabota town, two tires got punctured. The driver of the auto ceased at 1:30am to check the wheels when six men equipped with nation made guns encompassed the vehicle,” said IG Meerut, Ram Kumar.

The suspects grabbed jewelleries and Rs 47,500 in real money before tying the male travelers up with dupattas and taking the ladies to a field adjacent, police stated, citing the casualties.

“A few groups have been shaped to catch the crooks. We are additionally looking for help of the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force,” said Kumar. Specialists watching out for the casualties were set to issue an announcement on Thursday.

Last July, a mother and her 13-year-old little girl were waylaid and raped by a gathering of highway burglars likewise in Bulandshahr. A Noida-based group of five was made a beeline for Shahjahanpur when villains assaulted them around 1.30 am on the Ghaziabad-Aligarh highway at Dostpur town, close Bulandshahr.

The occurrence started a political slugfest in front of the get together races and had brought under concentration India’s biggest state’s famous notoriety of being perilous for ladies. The BJP cleared to power two months prior on a guarantee of more tightly lawfulness.

Uttar Pradesh has the longest system of highways among all states, as indicated by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) information. National Crime Records Bureau’s information for 2014 demonstrate the state additionally represents the most astounding number of highway violations — 80% of the 84,000 instances of dacoity and robberies on highways the nation over were recorded in Uttar Pradesh.