Woman gang-raped in Tripura, six arrested

The incident occurred on Tuesday when the middle-aged victim was returning home, located at Badarghat area of state capital Agartala, after consulting a doctor about her daughter who was sick.

Published: 26th September 2019 06:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2019 06:12 PM   |  A+A-

stop rape

For representational purposes (Express Illustrations)

Express News Service

GUWAHATI: A woman in Tripura was gang-raped and the police arrested six of the ten accused persons.

The incident occurred on Tuesday when the middle-aged victim was returning home, located at Badarghat area of state capital Agartala, after consulting a doctor about her daughter who was sick.

An auto-rickshaw driver had abducted the woman and took her towards the Agartala airport. After committing the crime at a secluded area, the accused persons dumped her near the Circuit House on city outskirts. Later, she was rescued in an unconscious state by her family members who admitted her in a government hospital in a critical condition.

The police said six persons, including the auto-rickshaw driver Pradip Das, had been arrested while the remaining four others were absconding.

“The four other accused persons have gone into hiding but we will arrest them soon,” a police official said.

He said two assistant sub-inspectors of the police were placed under suspension for alleged dereliction of duty at the initial stage of the investigation.

Leaders, cutting across party lines, visited the victim at the hospital. They condemned the incident and demanded action against the perpetrators of the crime.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp