Woman gangraped in India's Ahmednagar, 2 arrested

Residents take out a candle march in solidarity with the victims of the recent Bulandshahr gangrape in Noida, India. Photograph:( Getty )

PTI Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Aug 22, 2016, 10.41 AM (IST)
A 25-year-old woman was allegedly raped by three persons here after they lured the victim with the promise of getting her a bank job, police said today.

According to DySP Pratap Baviskar, the incident took place on Saturday evening after which two persons identified as Vilas Haribhau Varpe (32) and Vilas Raghunath Shinde (30) were arrested yesterday. Varpe is working in a co-operative bank at Supa tehsil in the district.

The third accused is absconding and police have launched a manhunt to trace him, he said.

The accused abused the woman -- a science graduate -- after taking her to an isolated spot in Dharmadi hills in Rahuri tehsil, 48 kms from here.

The trio also filmed the act and threatened the girl from disclosing anything, police said. The victim was also robbed off her mobile and cash.

Soon after the incident, an FIR was registered in Rahuri Police station under sections 376, 392 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Saturday after the woman lodged a complaint.

Varpe, one of the accused, is working in one of the Co-operative Banks at Supa tehsil in the district, police added.