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Dalit woman gang-raped; seven arrested

11, Sep 2015

Amravati (Maharashtra), September 11, 2015
A 25-year-old Dalit woman was gang-raped allegedly by seven persons, two of them juveniles, in the Chandur Bazaar police station area in the district, the police said on Thursday. All seven were arrested.
On Wednesday evening, the victim asked one of the accused, an acquaintance of hers, to lend her Rs. 1,500. He agreed and asked her to come to Riddhapur town with his friend, said S.R. Rajput, inspector of the Chandur Bazaar station.
His friend picked her up from home and drove her to a farm on the Jalnapur-Riddhapur road, where she was gang-raped, Mr. Rajput said.
Sandeep Thakare, Shiva Jamthe, Santosh Lakhan Sanskar, Prafulla Waghade, Shivam Wankhade and the two juveniles are the arrested. — PTI


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