Two women were gang-raped by five people on Friday evening, some 12km from Aurangabad city.
The women filed a complaint on Friday evening, said the police inspector of the cantonment police station, Dynanoba Mundhe. Police swung into action and arrested all the five accused by late Friday night.
The women told the police that they work in a factory situated in the MIDC area of Waluj. Friday being their weekly off, they had gone to the Bhangi Mata gadh with their boyfriends. They reached the mandir at around 11am and were there till 5pm.
On their way to Aurangabad, they were stopped by the five accused who beat up the two boys and forced them to run away. Two of the men then pulled the women to the nearby bush and raped them, then called their other three friends to do the same. They threatened they would kill the women if they spoke about the incident.
Once the accused left, the women's boyfriends came out from hiding and took them to the cantonment police station.
The five rapists have been identified as Subhash Jadhav (21), Anil Lubade (20), Shaikh Shahrukh (21), Shaikh Mushtaq (30) and Subhash Badge (32), all residents of Karodi, Jogeshwari and Sajapur villages. They were working in different factories of MIDC Waluj. Three accused are married, the police said.