Befriended on social media, Gujarat students gang rape woman

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Ahmedabad, April 25 (IANS) The police have arrested 11 students of an engineering college in Anand, in central Gujarat, for allegedly gang raping a 20-year-old woman from the Union Territory of Daman.

The Daman police made the arrest on Monday from Anand following a complaint filed by the young woman.

The police said the complainant had claimed that she had come to know the young men, all second and third year students of the Anand Engineering College, through the social media.

One of the youths, with a promise of marriage had lured her into coming to Anand on April 21. Then, he took the young woman to the men’s hostel where his 11 friends took turns to rape her.

Later she was taken in a white car to Daman where again she was repeatedly raped by some of the men before releasing her.

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She lodged the complaint with the Daman police following which the police picked up the 11 students named by her. The police said medical tests had confirmed gang rape of the woman.

The arrested men, who were being taken to Daman, have been charged with abduction and kidnapping, besides rape, the police said.



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