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Jharkhand: 50-year-old widow gangraped in Chatra, two arrested

According to the police, the accused were in an inebriated condition at the time of the incident.

Written by Abhishek Angad | Ranchi | Updated: January 9, 2021 5:57:11 am
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Three men allegedly gangraped a 50-year-old woman in Chatra district late on Thursday, police said, adding that they brutalised the victim’s private parts with a steel tumbler.

Two of the accused have been arrested, while one is absconding, police said adding that all three were drunk at the time of the incident and that they had a quarrel with the victim prior to raping her.

A case has been registered under IPC section 376 D (gangrape). The victim — a widow — was being treated at a community health centre and is said to be stable.

DIG, Hazaribagh Range, Amol Homkar said: “A widow was gangraped in Chatra district late night on January 7. After the incident took place, the police was informed in the morning and we have arrested two men. One is absconding and will be arrested soon. The woman’s private parts were injured.”

A police source said: “It appears that there was some old dispute between the accused and the victim. After the argument the accused gangraped her and inserted a steel glass in her private parts.”

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