Rape of young woman in Haryana shocked and disgusted me: Rahul

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New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the rape of a young woman in Haryana by 40 men, saying it has “shocked and disgusted” him and must make everyone must hang their heads in shame.

“The rape of a young woman in Haryana, by 40 men, has shocked and disgusted me. Ironically, today in Parliament, I had drawn attention to the issue of growing violence against woman,” said Gandhi on Twitter.

“As a nation, we must hang our heads in shame, for our inability to protect this daughter of India,” he added.

A young woman from Chandigarh has alleged that she was gang-raped by up to 10 men for four days after being held captive in a private guest in Morni Hills area of adjoining Haryana’s Panchkula district, police said on Friday.

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The victim, aged around 21 years, and resident of Mani Majra area of Chandigarh, alleged that she was taken to the guest house by a man known to her husband on the pretext of getting her a job in the guest house.

But she was held captive there from July 15 to 18 and the men took turns over the four days to rape her.

–IANS

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