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Accused on run in Puducherry gangrape case ‘repeat offender’

The 21-year-old woman from Nannilam in Tamil Nadu had told police that 15 people had raped her.

Two more persons have been detained in connection with the gangrape of a young woman here as it came to the fore Sunday that another absconding accused was a repeat offender,having been sentenced to three years imprisonment nearly 10 years ago for a similar crime.

The CB-CID police arrested one Jayakanthan from his relative’s house at Vailankanni Sunday morning,while Faizal surrendered before Karaikal Judicial Magistrate-II Jayanthi Saturday evening. With the detention of the two,the total number of those arrested in the case has risen to 13.

The police said they were searching for two more persons,including Nasser,who was convicted in a rape case in 1994 and sentenced to three years imprisonment,for their alleged involvement in the latest sexual assault.

The 21-year-old woman from Nannilam in Tamil Nadu had told police that 15 people had raped her on December 24 after abducting her. They sexually assaulted her throughout the day and let her off the next day.