New Delhi: In yet another shocking incident, a 40-year-old woman, who had been stuck for a month in Sawai Madhopur due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown was allegedly gangraped by three men in a government school premises on the night of April 23-24. Also Read - Nearly 8,000 COVID-19 Cases in Last 24 Hours Take India's Tally Past 1.70 Lakh; Death Toll Nears 5,000 | Key Points
A police official said that all three accused identified as Rishikesh Meena, Lakhan Regar and Kamal Kharwal have been arrested and produced before a court. District Collector Nannu Mal Pahadia has also ordered an inquiry into the matter Also Read - 'Our First Priority Was to Save Lives', Nirmala Sitharaman on Four Rounds of Lockdown
In her statement, the victim said that she decided to walk down to Jaipur as she was not able to make her way back to her home for over a month. Notably, the woman had gone to Dausa jail to visit her son, an accused in a gangrape case. Reports claimed that the woman was also an accused in the gangrape-POCSO case, however, she was acquitted last year. Also Read - Lockdown in Delhi: Containment Zones in Capital Rises to 102 as COVID-19 Tally Crosses 17,000-mark - Full List Here
” “Her son was shifted from a jail in Jaipur to Dausa due to coronavirus. She had been moving around in the district for the past month. On April 23, when she reached a village, the beat constable informed the head constable about her”, a leading portal quoted Sawai Madhopur SP Sudheer Choudhary as saying.
The SP further informed that the woman was sent to a local quarantine facility after her medical examination was done