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No arrests after woman raped in auto-rickshaw in Chandigarh

Devinder Singh Kohli | November 18, 2017 06:51 PM
No arrests after woman raped in auto-rickshaw in Chandigarh



Chandigarh, Despite getting CCTV footage from a gas station of the accused, the Chandigarh Police was on Saturday yet to make any arrest in the gang-rape case of a 22-year-old woman.

The victim, who is admitted in a government hospital, was allegedly gang-raped by three men on Friday evening after she hired a shared auto-rickshaw to go back to her paying guest accommodation in Mohali town, adjoining Chandigarh.

The police got the CCTV footage of the auto-rickshaw and its driver from a gas station in Sector 42 where the vehicle had stopped to get CNG refuelled.

The UT police are yet to arrest the three men who allegedly raped the woman in a southern Chandigarh locality on Friday evening.

The victim, who hails from Dehradun in Uttarakhand, had boarded the shared auto on Friday evening after attending her stenography class in Sector 37 here.

According to police, two men and the auto driver were already in the auto-rickshaw.

The victim told the police that the auto driver took the vehicle to the gas station for refuelling and then turned towards Sector 52. He stopped the auto near a wild growth along the road and said that it had broken down.

When the woman got out of the auto-rickshaw to take another one, the three men pulled her into nearby bushes and took turns to rape her.

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