Delhi woman alleges 23 men gang raped her in Bikaner; police arrests six accused

A 28-year-old woman from Delhi has alleged that she was gang raped by 23 men after being abducted from the outskirts of Bikaner in Rajasthan, according to reports.

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According to News18, the woman had gone to Ridmalsar Purohitan, Bikaner, on 25 September to check on a plot that she owns. She was allegedly dragged into an SUV by two men when she was waiting for transport near Khatu Shyam Mandir on the Jaipur Road.

The Indian Express quoted her as saying that the duo took her towards Palana via a kutcha road.

She filed a complaint with the Jai Narayan Vyas Colony police station and said that the two men drove her around "some mines for several hours and repeatedly raped her in the vehicle." They later called up six others who assaulted her. She said she was taken to an office building where more men raped her. In her police complaint, she has alleged that "about 23" men raped her.

However, according to The Times of India, the woman told Bikaner superintendent of police, Sawai Singh Godara, on Tuesday that she was raped by 23 men but in her statement registered before the magistrate under Section 164 of CrCP, the woman alleged she was raped by eight men.

The woman was abandoned near the same temple from where she was picked up. The Bikaner police has arrested six men in connection with the case. Godara said that the accused have claimed that she was engaged by them as a sex worker through a tout. He further said that the police is verifying all claims and are also on a lookout for the alleged tout.

This comes just days after a woman was allegedly gang raped in a moving vehicle in Noida's Sector 39. She was reportedly abducted by three men and left near New Delhi's Akshardham temple. The woman was forcibly pulled into a Mahindra Scorpio near the Golf Course Metro Station and raped in the moving car.

Updated Date: Sep 29, 2017 14:10 PM

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