A jilted divorcee abducted her ex-husband’s new bride in Haryana’s Ambala on Wednesday and masterminded her gang rape, the district police said.
The woman — who has been divorced since December — abducted her ex-husband and his wife with the help of her family and using two vehicles, the police said. The couple were beaten up.
Two men — who the victim said entered one of the vehicles in Panipat — gangraped her and dropped her off at a bus stop, the police said (see below).
The abducted couple have been married for about a week. They filed a police complaint on Thursday morning.
The husband has told the police that he married his ex-wife, who is from Gurugram, five years ago. He said the marriage was unsuccessful and that he divorced her in December.
One of the two men accused of rape has been arrested in Gurugram.
ABDUCTED AT GUNPOINT, THRASHED, AND RAPED
The newly-wed woman’s account of what happened, based on her police complaint, is chilling.
When her husband’s ex came home at around 7.15 pm on Wednesday — barged in, in fact — she was accompanied by a group of people that included her parents, two brothers, two uncles, and an aunt.
At the time, the victim’s husband and her mother-in-law were both at home. They were beaten up by the intruders, and the mother-in-law lost consciousness.
But that was just the beginning of a harrowing ordeal that would last hours.
Next, the couple were abducted in two separate vehicles at gunpoint and driven to Panipat, located around 120 km from Ambala. They were beaten up on the way.
In Panipat, a group of men got out of a third vehicle parked near Park Hospital. They got into the vehicle in which the newly-wed woman was abducted.
They threatened her and asked to file for divorce. She refused.
Then, two of the men raped her in the moving vehicle.
The victim and her husband were dropped off at a bus stand in Bahadurgarh. It was 12 pm.
The couple travelled to Panipat in a cab. Members of their family and a police team were there. The police team recorded the wife’s statement and left for Gurugram.
The couple reached Ambala at 6 am. Nearly eleven hours had passed since they were taken from their home.