A 22-year old married woman was allegedly gang-raped by five men in Rajasthan, not once but twice, in a span of three weeks, police said on Thursday.
According to police, the second gang rape was to teach the woman a lesson because she had mustered courage to go to police to lodge a complaint and refusing to withdraw it. While the first gangrape took place at a village under the Abu road police station in Sirohi district on January 5, the second incident took place in Bhilwara district’s Gurla village under Bhimganj police station on January 25, police said.
An FIR was lodged in the Bhimganj police station on Thursday after the intervention of Bilwara SP Hemant Sharma, whom the woman met on Wednesday. The woman in an FIR alleged that the rapists, who enjoyed political support, have been threatening her and her family to withdraw her first complaint against them. She had shifted from her village and rented a room in Bilwara, to escape her tormentors, the woman said.
The woman alleged that the five men — Dalpat Singh, Ganpat Singh, Sampat Singh, Chain Singh and Madan Singh — had tried to force her to withdraw her earlier complaint, when she refused, they forced her into a van and took her to a deserted spot on the Bhilwara Udaipur road and raped her.
While three of the accused— Dalpat, Ganpat and Sampat — took turns in raping her, the other two—Chain and Madan— sat in the van with her child. The accused then dropped her near Bhilwara and fled, the woman said in the FIR.