Husband of Morni gang-rape victim held

Husband of Morni gang-rape victim held

In a shocking development, the husband of the victim in the infamous Morni gang-rape case was arrested by the Haryana Police on Wednesday.

The victim was raped by 40 men in a guest house a few days ago. Her husband came under suspicion after call details and recordings hinted at his involvement in the sex racket.

The husband was in touch with the main accused in the case, who is also the owner of the guest house. He will be produced in a Panchkula court soon.

A 22-year-old married woman from Chandigarh alleged that she was raped by 40 men for four consecutive days after being held captive at a guest house in Morni area of Haryana's Panchkula district, following which three people were arrested.

The woman alleged that her captives took turns to rape her.

The woman's husband told reporters that she was promised a job at the guest house by a person known to them, adding she was drugged for four days, raped and threatened that she and her husband would be "eliminated" if she revealed the incident to anyone.

The Panchkula Police have set up a Special Investigation Team under IPS officer Anshu Singla, who is currently posted as ASP, Panchkula, to probe the matter.

Panchkula Police DCP Rajendar Kumar Meena said three police personnel - two Assistant Sub-Inspectors, including a woman officer, and a constable - have been placed under suspension for negligence in the matter and failing to inform higher officials about the incident.

On Sunday, seven more people were arrested in connection with the case.


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