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Woman in Jharkhand’s Dumka district allegedly raped by 17 men; NCW seeks report

According to reports, the woman was raped and her husband held hostage by 17 men when the couple was returning home from a market.

PTI | New Delhi |

Expressing serious concern over the alleged rape of a woman by 17 men in Jharkhand’s Dumka district, the National Commission for Women (NCW) today asked the state police to complete the probe in the case within two months.

According to reports, the woman was raped and her husband held hostage by 17 men when the couple was returning home from a market on Tuesday night.

The woman told the police the accused were drunk, the reports said.

In a statement, the National Commission for Women said it is seriously concerned about the reported incident and has taken suo motu cognisance of the matter.

“Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to Director General of Police, Jharkhand seeking adherence to guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs of completing probes in two months in cases of sexual assault,” the National Commission for Women said.

The commission said it has also sought a detailed action taken report in the matter from the police.