Woman from Malda gang-raped in UP

A 30-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by a group of seven men at Mainpuri and Etah, police said on Friday.

Etah: A 30-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by a group of seven men at Mainpuri and Etah, police said on Friday.

The victim, a resident of Kotwali in Malda of West Bengal, had come to Tundla for some work. She was forcefully taken by Antony alias Siddharth, who she knew before, to a hotel in Mainpuri after which he along with six other men gang-raped her there, police said.

Later the victim was brought to another hotel in Etah, where was again gang-raped by the men for three days, police said.

According to Kotwali police, the woman managed to escape from the hotel and narrated the incident to locals, who caught hold of the accused and handed him over to police.

After verification and preliminary enquiry, an FIR was registered in this connection yesterday against Antony, from Alinagar in Malda and six unidentified men, Circle Officer Karan Singh said.

The woman has been sent for medical examination, he said, adding that efforts are on to nab the absconding accused.

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