Woman, 22, ‘is gang-raped after being lured into an ambulance by a paramedic’ in India
- The married woman, 22, approached the ambulance in Jaipur on Monday
- The ambulance driver and his friend lured her inside the vehicle promising food
- They drove her to a remote location where they raped her, police said
- The two men are now in custody being interrogated according to police
A 22-year-old woman has been gang raped in India after she was lured into an ambulance driver and his accomplice who promised to give her food, police said.
The alleged attack took place on Monday after the married woman approached the vehicle in Jaipur.
After the paramedic and his friend offered her food, thy drove her to a remote location where they raped her, officer Surendra Pancholi said.
A 22-year-old woman has been gang raped in India after she was lured into an ambulance driver and his accomplice who promised to give her food, police said (file image)
The ambulance driver and the accomplice have been taken into custody where they are currently being interrogated.
The alleged victim’s statement has been recorded by police and a medical examination has been carried out, the Times of India reported.
India is one of the world’s most dangerous places for women, with a rape occurring on average every 15 minutes based on federal data.
Last year, a six-year-old rape victim has died in hospital ten days after being attacked, sparking furious protests in India which saw her family lay the girl’s body in the street.
The girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her cousin while she was at home in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state.
Protests were held across India following the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in September. India is one of the world’s most dangerous places for women, with a rape occurring on average every 15 minutes based on federal data
She was being treated at a hospital in Delhi but succumbed to her injuries on October 6.
Her death followed widespread demonstrations over the death of a 19-year-old woman following an alleged gang-rape in September.
In December 2012, the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman sparked nationwide outrage and led to a tough new anti-rape law.
An average of nearly 90 rapes were reported in India every day last year, according to data by the National Crime Records Bureau, but large numbers are thought to go unreported.
India’s 200 million low-caste Dalits have long faced discrimination, and campaigners say attacks have increased during the coronavirus pandemic.