Pun­jab woman gan­graped twice in a night, four ar­rested

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION -

Ka­purthala: Pun­jab po­lice have ar­rested four men af­ter a 24year-old woman al­leged that she was gan­graped twice on Oc­to­ber 10 — first by a group of six men, in­clud­ing her lover, and then by four oth­ers.

The woman from Ja­land­har al­leged she got hooked to heroin about five months ago and be­friended two ped­dlers who con­spired the first gan­grape. She claimed she met a drug dealer from Ka­purthala. The dealer in­tro­duced her to his neigh­bour, with whom she be­came friends and moved into his house. She said soon she started ped­dling heroin for him. She was then raped at a birth­day party by six men.

She was raped the sec­ond time on the same night when she sought help from an ac­quain­tance, from Moga dis­trict. She told cops that in­stead of tak­ing her to the po­lice sta­tion, he took her to a room where he and three oth-ers raped her. They are se­cu­rity guards at a Ka­purthala dis­tillery .

They later dropped her at a bus stop, from where she walked to the house where the birth­day party was be­ing held and nar­rated her or­deal to the ac­cused’s aunt and grand­mother. She said, the two women told her to keep quiet. The sur­vivor said she went to Ka­purthala for treat­ment and on her re­turn was ac­cused of theft by the two women. The women as­saulted her and threw her out of the house.

The woman filed a com­plaint with Ka­purthala po­lice, fol­low­ing which the 10 ac­cused were booked un­der sec­tion 376D (gan­grape), sec­tions of the Nar­cotic Drugs and Psy­chotropic Sub­stances (NDPS) Act and other rel­e­vant sec­tions of IPC. Po­lice ar­rested the four who had raped her sec­ond time. The re­main­ing six are on the run.

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