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Delhi woman ‘gangraped’ by 23 men in Rajasthan’s Bikaner, 6 arrested

SNS | New Delhi |

Six people were arrested after a Delhi-based woman lodged a complaint with the police alleging that she was raped by 23 men on the outskirts of Bikaner, the police said on Friday.

According to police officials at the Jain Narayan Vyas Police Station, the Delhi-based woman filed a complaint on 27 September stating that she was allegedly raped by 23 men after being abducted from Bikaner-Jaipur highway, where she had gone to attend on a property she owns.

“The woman originally hails from Kerala and lives in Delhi with her husband. She often visits Bikaner to trade in bangles and claimed to have bought a plot there two years ago,” SP Bikaner Swai Singh Godara said.

Two of the six men arrested have divulged crucial details in the case, the SP claimed.

The six accused were identified as Bhanwar Lal (27), Subhash Lal (27), Manoj Ram (23), Raju Ram (20), Madan Lal (22) and Jugal Kishore (24) of Bikaner district, he said.

DSP Sadar Rajendra Singh, said, “Those arrested will be produced before the court today.”

A few more arrests are likely in the case, he added.

According to the First Information of Report (FIR), the woman while waiting for a transport at the outskirts of Bikaner, two men in a car abducted her and allegedly raped her multiple times.

The men then called six more people who took turns to assault and rape her. She was then taken to a ‘government building’ in Palana village, where more men sexually assaulted her.

In her police complaint, the woman has alleged that “about 23 men” raped her and they later dumped her at the same location from where she was abducted on September 26.

An FIR was lodged at Jai Narayan Vyas Colony police station under Indian Penal Code sections 376 D (gangrape), 366 (kidnapping), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).

The woman has recognised two suspects and we have arrested them along with four other suspects, the police said.

Further investigations are underway in the case, the police said.

(With agency inputs)