A woman was allegedly gangraped in Jharkhand’s Dumka district on Tuesday night while she was returning from market with her husband. According to the complaint, the husband was allegedly held hostage while the woman was gangraped.
One person has been arrested and an investigation is underway to nab the remaining four to five accused. .
Based on the woman’s complaint, a case was registered at Muffasil Police Station Wednesday. Accoridng to police sources, the woman, a mother of five, had come to her mother’s house to extend help in harvesting paddy a few days ago.
DIG, Santhal Paragana, said: “We have arrested one person and the hunt is on to arrest the remaining accused.” He refuted reports that there are 17 accused in the case
The National Commission for Women has taken suo motu cognizance of the case and has sought a detailed report. NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma has also written to Jharkhand DGP seeking adherence to guidelines of MHA of completing probe in two months in cases of sexual assault.
A few days ago, a minor girl was gangraped in Jharkhand’s Khunti district after which five people have been arrested.
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