In a shocking incident, as many as five women activists, who had travelled to Jharkhand to raise awarness on migration and human trafficking were gang-raped. Police said that their tormentors also filmed the acts of sexual assault.
According to local police, the women were part of the team that visited Chochang village in Jharkhand. The 11-member team, supported by Christian missionaries, were busy performing a street play when a group of armed men arrived on motorbikes and forcibly took the women members of the group to the nearby forest.
They were released after three hours. The women taken captive also had two nuns, who were later released unharmed, reported NDTV.
The National Commission for Women has formed a three-member inquiry team who would go to Khunti district in Jharkhand to look into the case. It has also directed Jharkhand Director General of Police DK Pandey to apprise the NCW of the action taken in the case, reported PTI.
The police have identified the culprits and eight people were detained in this connection. Quoting SP Ashwini Kumar Sinha, PTI reported that an FIR had been filed and three teams have been formed to investigate the matter and arrest the culprits. Medical examination has confirmed rape.
The police officer said the victims did not inform the administration about the incident. They got the information from sources and identified the culprits.