A woman was allegedly gangraped by five men in front of her husband in Thanagazi area of Alwar district in Rajasthan while she was going with her husband on a motorcycle when the accused stopped them and committed the crime. The incident took place on April 26. One of the five accused, said to be a truck driver, was arrested on Tuesday.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday condemned the incident and directed officials to take stern action against the accused.
"The state government is committed for women safety. Nearly a dozen police teams have been formed to arrest the accused and one arrest has been made. The victim and her family are given protection," Gehlot said in a statement.
The chief minister said action would also be taken against the police officials if any lapses were found.
The incident took place around 3 pm when the woman, a scheduled caste, was going to Talvriksha from her village, Lalwadi, according to the FIR registered at Gaji police station on May 2.
Two of the accused held the man down and thrashed him while the other three raped the woman behind some sand dunes, the FIR said. The accused then changed places, with the two men who were beating the victim going on to rape the woman. “They also made a video recording of the incident and threatened the victims they would kill them if they complained to the police,” the FIR said.
The police said the couple did not initially make a complaint but decided to do so after the video went viral.