The Press Council of India (PCI) has appointed a one-man inquiry committee to go into the facts of the alleged gangrape of a 23-year-old photo-journalist in Mumbai.

In a statement released here, PCI chairperson Justice Markandey Katju said PCI member Rajeev Sabade will inquire into the facts of the case, the version of the Maharashtra government, journalists and then submit a report at an early date.

The journalist was allegedly gangraped by five men in Parel area in central Mumbai last night.

The incident took place around 8 pm near Shakti Mills in Lower Parel area when the victim, working with an English magazine, was on an assignment, police said.

The culprits allegedly tied up the victim’s friend and raped her.

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