Woman held hostage, gang-raped by 4 men for 9 days in Haryana

A 19-year-old woman was allegedly held hostage and gang-raped by four men for several days in Haryana’s Sohna. The perpetrators finally left her at Ballabhgarh bus stand in Faridabad district of Haryana on July 8 after sexually exploiting her for nine days. She then contacted her husband and returned home.

On June 29, the survivor had gone to fetch water on the outskirts of a village in Sohna when she met her acquaintance and one of the accused, Chintu. He asked her to meet him at the village temple the next day.

As per the police, when the woman met Chintu at the temple the next day, two of his friends Deepak and Sanju arrived in a car and the three took her to Faridabad in the vehicle.

The men gave her a glass of water which was laced with sedatives and she fell unconscious. She regained her consciousness a few hours later and found herself in a locked room littered with alcohol bottles and cigarette butts.

The next day, a man named Kuldeep from an adjoining village joined the other three perpetrators. The four men then raped her.

As per her complaint, the men injected her with sedatives and then sexually exploited her every day for the next one week. They recorded the act and threatened her not to inform anyone of her plight.

The men destroyed her clothes and provided her with a fresh set before leaving her on July 8. As per the police, she was in acute pain and had multiple injuries on her body. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of the same.

On Sunday, the Sohna police registered a case against four people on the basis of the survivor’s complaint. They have been booked under sections 201 (destruction of evidence), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison), 365 (kidnapping) and 376D (gang-rape) of the Indian Penal Code apart from sections of the Arms Act and section 3 of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

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