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Friday, January 27 2023

Raipur gang-rape victim set ablaze by perpetrators escapes death

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Raipur: A 35-year-old woman who was allegedly gang-raped and set on fire by two men in Chhattisgarh’s Durg district was miraculously saved by the locals. The victim, with 40 per cent burns is said to be out of danger.

The accused duo identified as Hansraj Sahu (40) and Iqbal Khan (32) have been arrested.

The incident occurred on Friday when the woman, a native of Chiturdih village who works for a catering service, was lured by the duo who promised her a job and asked her to accompany them.

Durg Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Agrawal has said that Sahu and Khan allegedly raped the woman by taking turns in Urla area under Chhavni police station limits and set her ablaze when she threatened to approach the police.

She was saved by locals who rushed to the spot after hearing her screams.

Based on her statement, Sahu was apprehended from Urla and Khan from Dhamdha area this evening.

A case has been registered against the duo under appropriate sections of the IPC, he said, adding that further investigation is on.


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