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.