A shocking case has been reported from Punjab where a 24-year-old woman was gangraped by 10 men on two occasions on the same night. Police said most of the accused were known to the woman.
The woman was abused in Lakhanpur Khole and Dayalpur villages of Kapurthala district in Punjab on October 10.
Speaking to India Today TV, police said they have arrested four of the 10 accused. The rest are absconding.
Station House Officer Satnam Singh said, “We have registered a case of gangrape and have arrested four out of 10 accused. The rest are on the run. We have formed teams to arrest them.”
In her complaint, the woman told police that five months ago, she met a man called Bholu, who is a drug addict. She said that over the time, he lured her into taking drugs. Later, he introduced her to a drug peddler named Sonu, who started visiting her. He then roped her into drug peddling rackets active in the region.
The woman rented out a room from Sonu’s friend Siri, who organised a birthday party at his home and invited his friends.
On the same night (October 10), Siri and his friends gangraped the woman in the nearby fields. Police said that the woman’s cries for help went unheard because the accused were playing music on loudspeakers.
The woman then took shelter in house of one Stapal Singh in Dayalpur village. He was her acquaintance.
However, to the woman’s horror, Satpal and three of his friends Sukhwinder Singh, Ravinder Singh and Kulwinder Singh gangraped her. All of them work as security guards in a local industrial unit.
The woman then returned to her rented room in the morning. In hope of getting some help, she narrated the ordeal to Siri’s grandmother and aunt. But instead of helping her, they started beating her up and threw her out of her room.
Following this, she approached the Subhanpur police station where a complaint was registered against the accused.
Medical examination at a local hospital later confirmed that she was assaulted by the accused. She is presently undergoing treatment.