Punjab Police on Saturday confirmed the arrest of six out of the seven men accused of gang-rape of a 30-year-old woman in Gurdaspur, Punjab.
The incident took place on Friday night when the victim was on her way to her village in Ghukla in a bus, when the driver and conductor kidnapped her and took her to an undisclosed location, where they and their five accomplices gang-raped her.
The victim lodged a complaint in this regard the next morning, following which, the police swung into action and arrested six out of the seven accused for the heinous crime.
"She came to the police station next morning with her relatives, following which we have taken her statement and successfully arrested six accused in the case," said Jaspal Singh, Superintendent of Police, Gurdaspur.
"A case under section 376 of IPC (punishment for rape) was registered against the seven accused, " he added.