Mom-of-five gangraped by 17 males, husband held hostage, in Jharkhand’s Dumka; police launch manhunt

Ranchi, December 10

In a shocking incident, a woman was gang-raped by 17 persons in the presence of her husband in Jharkhand’s Dumka district, following which an FIR was lodged on Wednesday, police said.

The crime occurred in an area falling under Mufasil police station jurisdiction on Tuesday when the woman, mother of five children, was returning home along with her husband from a fair.

The accused waylaid them on the way.

They overpowered her husband and gang-raped her.

Senior police officials reached the police station after they came to know about the crime. Police launched a manhunt to arrest the accused.

The woman told the police the accused were drunk, the reports said. The woman was sent for medical examination.

Meanwhile, expressing serious concern over the alleged rape of the woman, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday asked the state police to complete the probe in the case within two months.

In a statement, the NCW said it is seriously concerned about the reported incident has taken suo moto cognisance of the matter.

“Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to Director General of Police, Jharkhand seeking adherence to guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs of completing probes in two months in cases of sexual assault,” the NCW said.

The commission said it has also sought a detailed action taken report in the matter from the police. — With agencies 

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