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11 held for abducting, raping woman in Karaikal

PTI  Karaikal, December 27, 2013
First Published: 11:19 IST(27/12/2013) | Last Updated: 13:09 IST(27/12/2013)

Police on Thursday arrested 11 accused, including a juvenile, who allegedly abducted a 20-year-old woman and gang-raped her in Karaikal.


Four of the 15 accused who were involved in abducting and raping the woman on December 24 are still at large, police said.

The victim, who hails from Tamil Nadu, along with her female relative, was waiting for a friend at a bus stand in Karaikal, an enclave of Puducherry in Andhra Pradesh, when a 15-member gang tried to abduct them.

While her relative managed to escape, she was taken to a secluded place and gang-raped. The accused let her off later.

The traumatised woman lodged a complaint to senior superintendent of police Monika Bharadwaj, who ordered for an inquiry, police said.

Cases under various sections of IPC, including rape and abduction were charged against them, police said, adding, a sub-inspector and a head constable were suspended for their lapses in dealing with the incident.

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