Shocking details emerged in the horrific gangrape of a 22-year-old woman who was held captive at a guesthouse here for four days.
While the sheer brutality of the crime has sent shockwaves across the country, the case has pointed fingers at the Haryana police’s approach towards such incidents of crimes against women.
According to reports, the victim was working as a maintenance worker at the guest house on the city outskirts where she was held captive for four days and raped allegedly by 40 men.
In her complaint, the victim has stated that she was restrained to a room in the guest house for four days before she managed to escape.
In fact, the victim claims that upon escaping her captors, she approached the Panchkula police with a complaint against the accused and was thrown out by the station in-charge.
It was only after media reports highlighted her ordeal that the Commissioner of Chandigarh took note of the case and ordered a high-level inquiry.
Latest inputs assert that the station in-charge has been suspended pending a probe into the alleged insensitiveness displayed by the police force.
Based on the victim’s complaint, Chandigarh police have arrested three men and are expected to nab others involved in the gangrape soon.
Shockingly, the commissioner of Panchkula has even confirmed that the guest house where the crime was perpetrated is an illegal establishment and was not registered with either civic bodies or local police.
Investigating officers have told Now that a medical examination of the victim has already been undertaken and her statement has been recorded under Section 164 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) before a magistrate.
Chandigarh police are building a watertight case against all of the accused who are expected to be taken into custody very soon.>