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Woman takes detour to avoid NH 24 traffic, gangraped

The Indian Express logo The Indian Express 24-04-2016

A 35-year-old married woman was allegedly raped by four persons at an isolated stretch near NH-24 in Ghaziabad Friday night. The incident took place when the woman, who was riding pillion on a motorcycle with a friend, decided to take a shortcut while on her way home from work, said police.

The woman, who works with a PSU in Noida, left office with her friend who was going to drop her home, said Ghaziabad Superintendent (City) Salman Taj Patil.

The woman told police that they decided to take a detour through Siddharth Vihar due to heavy traffic on NH 24. © express news service The woman told police that they decided to take a detour through Siddharth Vihar due to heavy traffic on NH 24.

In her complaint, the woman told police that they decided to take a detour through Siddharth Vihar due to heavy traffic on NH 24.

“While they were on an isolated stretch near L&T chowk in Ghaziabad, four people came out on the road and stopped their bike at gunpoint. They started misbehaving with the woman. When her friend tried to intervene, they beat him up. They dragged the woman behind a nearby bush and took turns to rape her,” said a police officer.

The two were also robbed of cash and mobile phones, said police, adding that the four suspects fled the spot after the incident. “A case has been registered against unknown persons. The woman has undergone a medical examination and the report is awaited. We are investigating the case,” said Patil.

Police have made sketches of the four suspects, based on descriptions by the woman and her friend, and several teams have been formed to nab them.

A case has been registered at Vijay Nagar police station under sections 376 (punishment for rape), 323(punishment for voluntarily causing hurt ) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

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