New Delhi: A 35-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by 17 men in Mufassil area of Dumka in Jharkhand on Tuesday night. Expressing serious concern over the incident, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday asked the state police to complete the probe in the case within two months. Also Read - Lucknow Police Deploys Facial Expression-Recognising Camera to Find Women Under Threat

According to reports, the woman was raped and her husband held hostage by 17 men when the couple was returning home from a market on Tuesday evening. The woman told the police the accused were drunk, the reports said. Also Read - Victim Shouldn't Have Gone Out Alone in Evening: NCW Member's Shocker on Budaun Gangrape

The National Commission for Women, in a statement, said it is seriously concerned about the reported incident and has taken suo motu cognisance of the matter.

“Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to Director General of Police, Jharkhand seeking adherence to guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs of completing probes in two months in cases of sexual assault,” the NCW said.

The commission said it has also sought a detailed action taken report in the matter from the police.

(With inputs from PTI)