Spanish tourist, on bike tour with husband, gangraped in Jharkhand

The Spanish woman was on a bike tour and was passing through Jharkhand's Dumka with her husband. Police said she was gangraped by seven men, of which three have been arrested and efforts are on to identify the remaining four.
Spanish tourist, on bike tour with husband, gangraped in Jharkhand
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A Spanish woman was gangraped in Jharkhand's Dumka on late Friday night, police said. The incident happened in Kurumahat of Hansdiha police station area. As many as seven accused were involved in the crime, of which, three have been arrested, police added. Efforts are on to identify the remaining four accused.

Dumka Superintendent of Police, Pitambar Singh Khairwar, told India Today that the woman and her husband are bikers, and were passing through the region in Jharkhand towards Nepal after coming from West Bengal. Considering it was evening, the couple stopped to take rest and set up a makeshift tent in the Kunji village of Dumka. They were supposed to go to Bihar's Bhagalpur next in their journey to Nepal.

Later, police patrolling at night found both the woman and her husband in a state of disarray on the main road.

Khairwar said that a medical examination of the woman had been conducted. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) team has been constituted to probe into the matter, and forensic experts have also been roped in.

The woman and her husband came to India on a tourist visa. They were on a mega trip around Asia. The couple first went to Pakistan from where they had gone to Bangladesh, before arriving in Dumka. They were planning to go to Nepal from Jharkhand.

The Spanish woman is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Saraiyahat Community Health Centre (CHC).

Khairwar went to the crime scene on Friday night and has been camping there since.

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Spanish tourist, on bike tour with husband, gangraped in Jharkhand

An investigation into the case is currently underway and the detained people are being questioned.

Source: India Today

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