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5 arrested for Bihar doctor gang-raped in Chennai
Chennai: Taking major stem in the horrific atrocities conducted against a Bihar doctor, where she was gangraped in Chennai, 5 persons have been now arrested in the matter.
The police arrested five persons who were involved in an incident where a doctor from Bihar was reported to have been gang-raped by three persons, two of whom were juveniles, in Vellore shortly past midnight on March 16, whereas her male colleague was forcefully held by the two other co-accused at that time.
The incident was also raised in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, thus urging the chief minister, MK Stalin to assure the house that they have taken action and the guilty would be punished, reports the Hindu.
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According to the Vellore North Police, the incident took place when the doctor, along with her colleague, who is a native of Nagpur in Maharashtra, after watching a show at a cinema hall, boarded a share auto-rickshaw in which already four of the accused persons were sitting.
Their designated destination was in the Old Town to be travelled via the Green Circle on the Chennai - Bengaluru Highway (NH 48), as she and her friend were returning to the hospital where they worked, reports the Hindustan Times. However, the driver instead, headed towards Sathuvachari. The driver parked the vehicle at a secluded spot near a burial ground, following which the five persons assaulted the duo, and three of them gang-raped her.
They robbed the duo of ₹40,000 cash and two sovereigns of gold jewellery, as the accused forcefully dragged the doctor's colleague to an ATM and made him withdraw Rs 40,000 and hand it over to them.
The doctor left for Bihar after the incident and subsequently filed a complaint online with the Vellore Superintendent of Police (SP), S. Rajesh Kannan, on Tuesday (March 22) on the basis of which a case was registered.
The chief minister presented the details of the case in the assembly who said that the police had arrested three persons identified as Bharath, Manikandan, and Santhosh on the basis of the complaint from Raman, a resident of Indira Nagar in Sathuvachari that he was attacked by some persons in an inebriated condition on Tuesday.
Replying to the former Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami who had raised the issue in the assembly, the CM said, "It was during the interrogation that the police found the three [and two juveniles] had abducted a man and a woman from Galaxy Theatre, who asked for directions to CMC [Christian Medical College]. They had gang-raped the woman and had forcibly withdrawn ₹40,000 from the ATM using a [bank] card from the man,"
The CM added that the doctor filed an online complaint on Tuesday after she left for her hometown in Bihar. Following this, a case was registered in the Vellore North police station under Sections 147, 148, 342, 365, 368, 376 (D), 376 (E), 395, 397, 506 (ii) of the IPC read with Section 4 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
The DSP R Ravichandran, who is heading the special probe team told HT, "Because this is a case of gang rape, we are not divulging any information."
As per the Hindu report, the Vellore SP said that the charges against the accused include rioting, use of deadly weapons, wrongful confinement, abduction, rape, dacoity, robbery and criminal intimidation. The three adults have been remanded in judicial custody while the minors have been sent to a correctional home. The stolen valuables were also recovered from the accused.
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Revu is currently pursuing her masters from University of Hyderabad. With a background in journalism, she joined Medical Dialogues in 2021.