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Mentally retarded woman abducted, gangraped in Varanasi

Varanasi, June 12: In yet another horrific incident of sexual violence in Uttar Pradesh, a mentally retarded woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped by two persons in Manduadih area here, police said today.

The woman was abducted from Manduadih railway station late last night by an autorickshaw driver Paras Patel and his accomplice Suresh Yadav, and the duo drove the woman to a secluded place and then took turns to rape her, Manduadih police station in-charge Moin Ahmed said here. Meanwhile, a local person intercepted the duo, rescuing the woman and informed the police, he said.

The woman was abducted by an autorickshaw driver and his friend and gangraped

The woman was admitted to a government hospital here and both the accused were arrested, Ahmed said. He said the woman seems mentally retarded, however, the possibility of losing her mental stability after the incident can not be ruled out. Nearly two weeks ago, in Badaun district, two tenenage cousins, aged 14 and 15, were found hanging from a tree after they were allegedly gangraped and murdered, sparking country-wide outrage.


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