Woman gang-raped, dumped naked on road in Maharashtra

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A woman was allegedly gang-raped in Maharashtra’s Bhandara and was dumped naked on the roadside, police said. Two people have been arrested in the case.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • A woman was gang-raped in Maharashtra and was thrown naked near a bridge
  • Police arrested two people and search for third accused is underway
  • The case has been handed over to Goregaon police

A 35-year-old woman was allegedly raped by three men and was thrown naked on the roadside in Maharashtra’s Bhandara district, police said. Police have arrested two people in the case, while one accused is still at large.

“Police received information about a woman lying naked near a bridge and rushed to the spot. The woman was taken to a local hospital from where she was referred to Nagpur Medical College for further treatment. Her statements were recorded,” Rajesh Thorat, Inspector, Kardha Police Station told news agency ANI.

The incident happened on July 30 when the victim was going to her brother’s home in Kamargaon village in Goregaon tehsil after a fight with her niece when she met one of the accused, Shriram Urkude, a police official told PTI.

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“Urkude promised to take her to her brother’s home but took her to Palasgaon, raped her and abandoned her near a forested patch along the national highway. On August 1, she reached Kanhalmoh in Bhandara district where the second accused, Lukka Ashok Surve, also raped her after befriending her. Surve was helped by third accused Mohammad Ejaj Mohammad Anasri,” he said.

Two accused, Surve and Ansari, were arrested after a complaint was filed and efforts are underway to search for the third accused, Urkude.

The case has been handed over to Goregaon police and a further investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra BJP leader Chitra Wagh has demanded that the rape case in Bhandara be tried in a special court in a timebound manner and the accused should be given strict punishment.

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