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Missing woman traced to Punjab with lover

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Bareilly: A missing 27-year-old married woman, whose family had approached the police with a video which purportedly showed her being gang-raped, has been traced to Punjab with her lover.

Police, which swung into action after the video showing four to five men allegedly raping her went viral in the neighbouring Pilibhit, traced her with one Vikki alias Gurpreet in Mohali at Punjab yesterday, IG Vijay Singh Meena said.

The woman denied that the clip had anything to do with her and any such incident took place with her, the IG said, adding that she also said that she had gone to Punjab on her own and was working at a private farm there.

The clipping, on examination, was found to be of a gang-rape which took place on February 6 last year, the IG said, adding that as the people in the video were found speaking Telegu, Andhra Pradesh police was also alerted.

On November 23, the woman, with her three-month-old infant, had left for her husband's house from her parents' place in Barha village under Sungadhi police station area in Pilibhit but did not reach there.

The family had accused the police of not registering their missing complaint until they approached the police with the video clipping which was received on her brother's Whatsapp.

The IG said that SI Indrajit Singh Bhadauria has already been suspended for not taking prompt action on the family's complaint.