A 37-year-old widow was raped Tuesday night by two unidentified people even as her male colleague was stripped and beaten mercilessly, police said.
An Unjha police official said the woman and the man were talking to each other sitting in a vehicle when the two men arrived on their two-wheeler and threatened the woman’s colleague with a knife.
The duo then stripped the man and beat him, police said, adding one of the two assaulters then tied the woman’s hands and legs with her sari before both of them took turns to rape her. Incident took place between 9 pm and 11 pm last night, the police said.
According to police, people heard the cries of the woman in the morning and informed them. “We took her to the police station and she stated in her complaint that the rapists were aged between 25 and 30 years," they said.
The woman's male colleague was brought in an unconscious condition to the police station and both were later admitted to Mehsana Civil Hospital, the police said. Mehsana LCB inspector HP Dave is investigating the case.