Bus driver, conductor and five associates gang-raped the woman

The police of Gurdaspur district in Punjab have arrested six of the seven persons, who allegedly gang-raped a 29-year-old woman on Friday night.

A local court has remanded them to three days in police custody.

The incident is a grim reminder of the Delhi crime and placed a question mark on the security of women in public transport, despite major announcements by the State government.

The complainant, who belongs to a village under Kahnuwan police station, said she had boarded the bus from her parental home in Pathankot to reach her in-laws. But the driver, Daler Singh, and the conductor, Ravi, took her to a house near Gurdaspur city, where five of their associates joined them and assaulted her.

Later Daler Singh allegedly dumped her near her in-laws’ place, from where she walked home and then approached the police. After her medical examination and preliminary inquiry, the police registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC.