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3 arrested in Alwar gang rape case, 2 still at large

Staff Writer | Updated:
May 8, 2019 10:26 am
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Thanagazi (Alwar) gangrape case suspects in the inset.


Jaipur: The Rajasthan swung into action after facing embarrassment in the Alwar gang rape case and arrested two more suspects on Wednesday. The police had already nabbed an accused man on Tuesday, taking the total number of arrests to three. Two suspects are still at large. A dalit woman was gangraped by five youths Thanagazi area of Alwar district on April 26. Her husband witnessed the horrifying incident helpless after he was tied up by the rapists.

Senior police officers at the police headquarters (PHQ) are supervising the investigation after the Alwar SP was put on awaiting posting orders (APO) and the SHO of Thanagazi police station Sardar Singh was suspended.

“Two more men have been arrested in connection with the gang rape case. The search is on for the remaining two accused. Indraj had been nabbed on Tuesday, while we arrested Mukesh and Ashok on Wednesday. One of the two men was involved in sharing the video of the gang rape on social media platforms including WhatsApp. The video had gone viral,” said a senior police officer.

The incident happened on April 26 when the victim was on her way home with her husband on thanagazi-Alwar bypass. Five youths on two bikes intercepted the husband’s bike and took them to a nearby isolated area. The youths were in their mid 20s.

They beat up the husband and then tied him up. The five men gang raped the woman while the husband witnessed the horrifying ordeal.

First published: May 8, 2019
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