Pregnant woman gang-raped in India

A six-month pregnant woman was allegedly gang-raped by an autorickshaw driver and his two accomplices in Manesar here, police said.

The victim, 23, approached the police four days after she was victimised.

“A case under Section 376D (gang rape) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Women Police Station, Manesar, against unknown autorickshaw driver and others,” a senior police officer told media.

The police said the victim, who hails from Bihar, had been residing in Manesar area with her husband and two-and-half-year-old son.

The victim was employed at a vehicle showroom in Manesar.

When the incident took place, the woman had visited the ESI Hospital in Sector 3 of Manesar for a routine checkup of her pregnancy with her husband on his bicycle.

“While returning, she complained to her husband that she was not comfortable on bicycle. Victim’s husband asked her to take shared autorickshaw to reach their rented house in the nearby village. But she did not reach home for hours until very late,” said the officer.

Later, the victim was found in a semi-conscious condition in Sector 6 of Manesar.

“The victim reached the Women Police Station with her husband after she developed some complications in her pregnancy. A case was registered after her medical examination. Doctors, however, said the foetus is stable,” the officer added.

The victim told the police that the accused gave her a glass of water, after drinking which she fell unconscious.

“I can recall that they were three. But I don’t know the place they took me to,” she said in her complaint.