In a shocking case of inhumanity, a woman constable was gangraped by three men in a van in which she along with her relatives was carrying the dead body of their kin in Latehar district of India’s Jharkhand state on Thursday night.
As per reports, the widow, who was given constable’s job on compassionate grounds after her husband was killed by Naxalites, was accompany her relatives to carry the dead body of their kin to Garwah area of Latehar district to perform last rites.
“A group of robbers stopped their vehicle near Jaldaga bridge of Latehar district on Thursday night and looted the relatives, who were accompanying the body, of their belongings. After robbing them, three men gangraped the constable in the woman in the same vehicle in which the dead body was kept,” said the police, the victim filed the case in this regard on Friday morning.
Police officials said that after the medical examination, it has been confirmed that the victim was sexually assaulted. “Meanwhile, we have registered a case in this regard and a hunt is on to nab the accused,” added the police officials.
India’s Jharkhand state which is already grappling with Naxal violence, has recently witnessed a spurt in incidents of sexual crime in recent months and six cases of gangrapes were reported from Pakur district of the state.