A 40-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gangraped by ten persons who committed the crime after assaulting and overpowering her husband and son in the Cantonment area here, police said today.
The incident took place late last night when the family, while returning from its field, was overpowered by the accused hiding in a jungle, it said. The accused tied up the victim's husband and son and gangraped her.
They assaulted the family members on resistance, police said. The medical report of the woman today confirmed rape. Senior Superintendent of Police J Ravindra Gaud said an FIR has been lodged against 10 persons in this connection.
He said he has directed action against personnel of the Cantt police station, who allegedly did not take any action after getting information about the incident.