Woman found unconscious in Gangtok, alleges rape
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 13:48
Gangtok: A 23 year old woman was found lying unconscious on the road here was brought to the Sadar police station where police have begun investigations into her charges of rape arresting two persons.

The woman was found on Sonam Tshering Marg commonly known as Kazi Road at around 4:30 pm yesterday, Superintendent of Police, East, Dr M S Tulsi said Wednesday.

Based on her complaint, police arrested two accused, Bikash Bariley and Phurba Tamang, last evening and registered a rape case against them, police said.

On regaining consciousness, the woman told the police that she had been sexually assaulted by the duo, the SP said adding that the victim went through a medical examination and the police were awaiting the medical reports due today.

Meanwhile, in another incident, 21 year old Sagar Tamang, arrested on rape charges a few days prior to Dusshera, escaped from police custody yesterday giving his guards the slip when he was brought to the Namchi District hospital in South Sikkim for health check-up following complaints of ill health, police said.

He was currently under judicial custody at the district jail. Tamang, who hails from Pipaley in West Sikkim, is facing charges under Section 376 of the IPC for rape.

Superintendent of Police, South, Manoj Tiwari, while confirming the escape, informed that the guards were posted at the door and that the accused managed to jump down two- storeys and made good his escape.

All police stations and check-posts have been put on the alert, the SP said.


First Published: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 13:48

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