Police stated on Monday that five men are suspected of kidnapping and gang-raping a 19-year-old lady here for 20 days. The crime was allegedly committed by two ladies as well. All seven have a FIR filed against them at the Sambhal Kotwali police station under various laws. The case’s SHO, Anoop Sharma, stated that no arrests have been made thus far, and the seven accused are now at large.

Horrifying Incident in UP: 19-Year-Old woman held captive and sexually assaulted by a gang of 5 men for 20 days in Sambhal; Suspects remain at large

After giving her a sedative, they drove her to their friend’s Moradabad home.

The survivor claims that on September 27, Mohd Arshad and Asim abducted her. They put her under sedation and drove her to the Moradabad district, where all three sexually assaulted her. Ashiq Khan was their companion. Subsequently, Soni Hussain and Faiz Alam joined the group and repeatedly attacked her.

Two women stood in support of the accused.

The survivor said in her complaint that Saira Begum and Zeba Khan, two women, were behind the accused. She went on to say that on October 12, she was able to get out of the residence and go back home. Her brother admitted her to a private hospital because of her poor health. She chose to speak with the police after being released from the hospital.

The survivor was forwarded for a medical assessment.

“A woman leveled allegations of abduction and gang-rape against seven people, and after initial investigation, we have registered a FIR against all the accused under relevant sections,” said Circle Officer (CO) Jitendra Kumar Sargam. The survivor was referred for a medical evaluation, and her statement was documented in accordance with Section 161 of the CrPC. Several teams have been sent in to apprehend the suspects.”

Section 376D has been used to book the seven.

The seven have been charged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for gang-rape (376D), kidnapping a lady to force her into marriage (366), inflicting harm voluntarily (323), causing harm by poisoning (328), unlawful imprisonment (344), and criminal intimidation (506).