BHOPAL: A woman was allegedly raped inside a moving local bus in Bhopal after she had boarded it late on Wednesday night, police said.
Police said that the woman boarded the bus alone from Chhola area at aroud 11 pm to go to Pul Bogda. But the driver Salman did not stop the bus at the scheduled stop and instead took it to Maida Mill area, an isolated place, police said.
There, a man who the police have identified as Pandit allegedly raped the woman inside the bus as it made rounds of the area. There were two other people on the bus, including Salman, who helped Pandit in the crime, police said.
The woman later went to a nearby police station where she narrated her ordeal following which Pandit and Salman were arrested, according to SP (Bhopal South) Anshuman Singh.
The third person, whose identity was not disclosed by police, is on the run. Police said he, too, would be caught soon and that further inquiries are on into the matter.
A paramedical student’s gangrape and brutal treatment on a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012 shocked the entire country. The girl later succumbed to her injuries at a Singapore hospital.
Five persons were convicted in the case apart from a juvenile accused.
US TOURIST GANGRAPED
Two unidentified men allegedly gangraped a 46-year-old American woman in the tourist town of Dharamsala earlier this week.
“I had gone to shop at a market on September 14 when two people attacked me from behind,” the woman said in her complaint filed on Wednesday. She alleged that after she lost consciousness, the accused took her to an isolated spot and raped her. She had come to India from California a week ago.
A case under IPC’s Section 376 (rape) has been registered against unknown persons. An SIT led by DSP Renu Sharma has been constituted to investigate the crime. “The woman has been taken for a medical test and we’re looking for the culprits,” said Sharma. Officers said it was the woman’s first trip to India and she had visited Kullu and Manali before coming to Dharamsala.
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