Five women working with a NGO were allegedly raped at gunpoint by a group of at least five men when they had gone to Chochang village in Jharkhand to create awareness on migration and human trafficking, the police said today.
As per a report, five NGO workers were gang-raped at gunpoint by at least half a dozen men in Khunti district of Jharkhand. Police said that all suspects have been identified and a hunt to nab absconding accused is on.
The victims claimed that the male workers of the NGO were beaten and forced to drink their own urine before being held captive in car. The survivors further alleged that the men took them into a forest, gangraped them and shot the entire episode on their mobile phones.
Initial investigation has found that the people behind ‘Pathalgarhi’ (a practice in which villagers inscribe various tenets on huge stone slabs and ban outsiders in their area), are behind the incident.
The police have identified the culprits and eight people were detained, he said. An FIR had been filed and three teams had been formed to investigate the matter and arrest the culprits, he said.
The police officer said the victims did not inform the administration about the incident. They got the information from sources and identified the culprits.