Five women activists between the ages 20 to 35 were gang-raped at gunpoint in Jharkhand. They were abducted by unidentified men when they were performing a street play raising awareness about human trafficking at Kochang in Khunti District on June 19 afternoon, police said. According to police rapists also filmed the acts of sexual assault to black mail them.
A.V. Homkar, Ranchi range deputy inspector general, reportedly said, “The survivors, engaged with an NGO supported by Christian missionary, were abducted by motorcycle-borne armed men while they were performing a street play at RC Mission School. They were forced to sit inside cars, taken to a nearby secluded place and raped”
According to reports the five women taken captive also had two nuns and they were released unharmed.
“The police have detained nine individuals for questioning and that a medical board has been formed and three teams also had been formed to investigate the matter,” local police office Ashwini Kumar Sinha reportedly said.
“We are not ruling out the possibility of the involvement of trafficking gangs and are investigating all aspects,” Sinha said.