Married woman held captive for days, gang-raped by 5 men in Ballia, UP
Lucknow, May 29: One more gang-rape case has come to light from Uttar Pradesh, this time from Ballia district of the state on Tuesday.
The victim, a 26-year-old married woman, was held captive for days and allegedly raped by five persons in the district, the police said.
On Monday, the woman's husband lodged a police complaint regarding the horrific incident. The police report stated that the victim was kidnapped by the rapists when she was on her way to a market on May 13 and taken to an unknown place where she was raped.
The woman managed to escape when the culprits were in an inebriated state and returned home, SP Sriparna Ganguli told PTI. The victim has been sent for medical examination. An FIR has been lodged and efforts are on to nab the culprits, the SP added.
In the last few months, the nation has witnessed alarming rise in the number of cases of rapes, especially of minor girls. Angry citizens of the country protested on roads in various parts of the country over the horrific rape cases reported from Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao in April.
Both the cases caught the attention of the nation because of its barbarity and open support for the accused from a section of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). After its "studied silence" over crimes against women, especially minor girls, the Narendra Modi government approved the ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping girls under 12 in April.