Mentally retarded woman abducted, gangraped in Varanasi

A local intercepted the duo, rescued the woman and informed the police. The accused were arrested.

By: Press Trust of India | Varanasi | Published: June 12, 2014 6:55:07 pm

In yet another horrific incident of sexual violence in Uttar Pradesh, a mentally retarded woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped by two persons in Manduadih area here, police said on Thursday.

The woman was abducted from Manduadih railway station late on Wednesday night by an auto driver Paras Patel and his accomplice Suresh Yadav, and the duo drove the woman to a secluded place and then took turns to rape her, Manduadih police station in-charge Moin Ahmed said here.

Meanwhile, a local intercepted the duo, rescued the woman and informed the police, he said. The woman was admitted to a government hospital here and both the accused were arrested, Ahmed said.

He said the woman seems mentally retarded, however, the possibility of losing her mental stability after the incident can not be ruled out.

Nearly two weeks ago, in Badaun district, two teenage cousins, aged 14 and 15, were found hanging from a tree after they were allegedly gangraped and murdered, sparking country-wide outrage.

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