Guwahati: A woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped by four men in Nagaon district of Assam. The accused later dumped her on a national highway. She is currently undergoing treatment for trauma and severe injuries in her private parts.

In her complaint, the woman said she was riding pillion on a motorcycle that was driven by her male friend on Tuesday evening. He had picked her up from a roadside eatery in Lanka area, where she works, and they were travelling to Golaghat district.

She alleged that they were waylaid and forcibly taken away by four men in their vehicle. The woman was then driven away and her four abductors raped her at Amoni near Kalong river. They abandoned her near a petrol pump on NH 37 after she passed out.

The police came to know about the incident after being informed by an oil-tanker driver who spotted her and rusher her to the Nagaon civil hospital.

The rape did not take place inside the vehicle, but outside a thinly-populated area and there might have been five-six culprits, a police officer was quoted as saying in a PTI report. An FIR has been registered under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 376D (gang rape), 324 (injuring with dangerous weapons).

The district additional superintendent of police, Bipul Das, has been entrusted to investigate the incident. Meanwhile, an operation had been launched to nab the culprits.

The two-wheeler in which she was travelling has been recovered. A search in on to find her friend, who cannot be traced traced.