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19-year-old tribal gangraped by three persons

Chatra (Jharkhand), Apr 21, 2013 (PTI): 14:19 IST
A 19-year-old tribal woman was allegedly gangraped by three persons in Chatra district, police sources said today.

The 19-year-old married tribal woman had come to witness the Ramnavmi procession on Friday in Chatra town when she was abducted by three youths who later allegedly gangraped her, Superintendent of Police Arun Birthery said.

The SP told PTI that two persons have been arrested in this connection after a FIR was lodged on the basis of statement given by the victim for abduction and gangrape.
The woman has been sent to Sadar Hospital, Chatra for medical check-up, Birthery he said adding that the police has launched a hunt to apprehend one more accused, who was reported at large.

Meanwhile, today BJP activists have put up a road blockades on the main thoroughfare of Chatra township in Chatra district since morning today demanding immediate arrest and stringent action against the culprits involved in the gangrape of the woman on the Ramnavami day.

Hundreds of party activists squatted on the busy Kesri chowk disrupting the road traffic in support of their demand.

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