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Woman tortured, gang-raped in Indore

A 32-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped and tortured by her husband and four of his friends in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district, police said on Sunday, adding that five accused were arrested.

The woman claimed that she was brutalised by her husband and others who performed unnatural sex and also singed her private parts with cigarettes.

They also threatened to kill her when she resisted the sexual assault, an officer said quoting the FIR.

He said the woman, hailing from Chhattisgarh, got married to an Indore-based man after meeting him on a matrimonial site. However, the man was already married, the police sub-inspector said.

The complainant told the police that she somehow escaped from the farmhouse and travelled to her parent'’s home in Chhattisgarh.

But one of the accused men followed her there intending to harm her, the officeradded.

Five men, including the victim’s husband, were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and were arrested from various areas of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, he said, adding that further investigation is underway.

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