Bengaluru (Uttam Hindu News): A six-member gang raped a married woman on the pretext of helping her in Gangavati town of Koppal district in Karnataka. Police said that five accused have been arrested, while the search for the main accused is on. The five accused have been identified as Maula Hussain, Shivkumar, Prashant, Mahesh and Madesh. The main accused has been identified as Lingaraj.
Police said the 21-year-old victim, a native of Bengaluru, had come to meet her husband in Gangavathi town around 9.30 pm on February 9. The victim met her husband, but soon a fight broke out between the couple. Police said the gang intervened in a fight between the couple and took the wife’s side. On the pretext of helping, the gang attacked her husband and dragged him away.
Police said that after this they seduced the victim and took her to a secluded place and raped her. The main accused, identified as Lingaraj, raped the woman while others helped him in committing the crime, police said. Police said that after the rape, the accused along with his other associates fled from the spot leaving the victim behind. Later the victim lodged a complaint at Gangavati police station regarding the incident.
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