The culprits also held a knife at her throat and threatened to kill her and the children if she made too much noise. Over the past two years, Bengal has had the dubious distinction of topping the league of Indian states in terms of crimes against women. "We have received a complaint of gang-rape from the victim. She has been sent to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital for a medical test. We have zeroed in on some people who committed this crime. They will be arrested soon," said Murshidabad superintendent of police Humayun Kabir. "Rani (name changed) stays with her husband and children in Patna. She returned to the village only three days ago to meet her mother. Her mother works as a domestic help in Kolkata. She too returned to the village when she came to know that her daughter and grandchildren are coming. It was supposed to be a family reunion. She left for Kolkata a couple of days ago leaving some money for her daughter," said a cousin of the victim. Rani’s husband stayed back in Patna and did not come with his family. "The whole incident happened at a distance of barely 600 meters from the police station and only 50 metres away from Hariharpara-Behrampore state highway. But no help was forthcoming,” said the cousin.