A 22-year-old woman in Panchkula, Haryana has alleged that she was raped by over 40 men over a period of four days. The young woman was reportedly held captive from July 15 to 18 in a guest house in the Morni Hills, where the accused men took turns to rape her reported the TOI.

What happened?

According to the police, the woman alleged that she went to find a job when she was taken captive in the Lovely Guest House located in Morni Hills, Kaimbwala village. The woman has lodged a complaint with the Chandigarh’s Animator Police and accused that the men took turns to rape her, reported The Hindu.

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The 22-year-also said that the accused, Sunny, reportedly knew her husband. As per the complaint filed, the accused had promised to give her a job at the guest house. The victim’s husband said, “She somehow managed to escape on Thursday, recounted the ordeal to the family and then approached the police.”

Police action

The woman has alleged that at the women’s station in Panchkula she was referred to as a “prostitute” by the police personnel reported The Print. She was reportedly accompanied by her husband there.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Manimajra Police Station Ranjit Singh said that the case has been registered and investigations are underway. Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajender Kumar Meena said that a staff personnel of the guest house, Avtar along with Sunny have also been arrested.

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A special investigation team under IPS officer Anshu Singla has been put together to investigate into the matter.

After the incident came to light the Panchkula commissioner of police, the inspector general (IG) Charu Bali said that Morni assistant sub-inspector (ASI), a constable, and an ASI of the All-Women Police Station (Panchkula) have been suspended as they have been unable to put an end to such activities despite repeated directives.

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Kriti Dwivedi is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv

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