Horrific: Five women gang-raped at gunpoint in Jharkhand


Ranchi, June 22: In a horrific incident five women, associated with an NGO, were allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint in Jharkhand’s Khunti.

According to Police officials, the crime took place on Thursday and more than three men were involved in the incident.

The victims were associated with an NGO which worked towards raising awareness on human interest issues like trafficking. On one such campaign, the women had gone to the nearby village of Kochang to perform a street-play.

During the campaign, the women, who were a part of the dramatic team of the non-government organisation, were allegedly abducted and then raped at gunpoint.

As per the reports, their male companions were also thrashed by the unidentified persons.

On the related note, Police have registered an FIR and are contacting the victims to probe all angles of the case.

Ranchi DIG Amol V Homkar told news agency ANI “We have registered an FIR in the gang-rape case of five women. At least three men were involved in the misdoing who might be associated with the Pathalgarhi movement. We have formed a medical board for examination of the victims”.



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