Six of the 23 accused have been arrested by the police till now
Bikaner: Twenty-three men allegedly raped a woman after abducting her from the outskirts of Bikaner in Rajasthan on September 25, the Hindustan Times reported on Thursday.
The 28-year-old woman, from Delhi, has lodged a First Information Report (FIR), and recorded her statement before a magistrate.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that two men had abducted her in an SUV when she was waiting for transport near Khatu Shyam Mandir on Jaipur Road at 2.30 pm.
“They drove me around near some mines for several hours, and repeatedly raped me in the vehicle,” she wrote in her complaint.
She said the two men raped her in car, and called up six others who also assaulted her. She was then taken to a government power substation in Palana village where more men allegedly assaulted her, Hindustan Times report said.
Police registered a case of rape on September 27 against two named suspects and 21 unidentified suspects, the report added.
The police said they had filed a case against two named suspects and 21 unidentified people, said Rajendra Singh, circle officer of Sadar.
“She has recorded her statement before a magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC , and repeated what she wrote in the First Information Report,” Singh told Hindustan Times.
Six of the 23 accused have been arrested by the police till now.
Rajasthan is recorded to have the third-highest number of rape cases in India, according to a report by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The report said in 2015, 3,644 rape cases were registered in Rajasthan, making it the third most unsafe state for women after Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.