Woman gang-raped in Aligarh, video uploaded on social media

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Woman gang-raped in Aligarh, video uploaded on social media

Friday, 13 May 2022 | PNS | Lucknow

A 20-year-old woman was gang-raped in Aligarh district by two men who also uploaded the video of the crime on social media.

One of the accused has been arrested, police disclosed.

The woman, who narrated her ordeal to a local news channel on Wednesday, had threatened to kill herself if the two, who are from the same village as her and known to her family, were not arrested. One of the two accused was arrested on Thursday, police said.

The woman alleged that the accused took her to a secluded place near her village under Atrauli police station on April 14, forced her to consume a spiked beverage there and raped her when she lost consciousness.

However, the rape charges were not mentioned in the FIR.

The woman said that her family did not lodge any report immediately after the incident following the mediation of some elders and threats by the accused.

The incident came to light after about 10 to 15 days when its video surfaced on social media, following which her family approached police with a complaint on May 5.

The police registered an FIR on May 6 in which the two named accused were charged under Section 354 (assault or use of criminal force against a woman intending to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Information Technology Act among others, Circle Officer of Atrauli, Shiv Pratap Singh, said.

He claimed that on Thursday, one of the accused was arrested and efforts were on to nab the remaining accused.