22-year-old woman ‘is gang raped after being lured to ambulance by paramedic’ in India

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22-year-old woman ‘is gang raped after being lured to ambulance by paramedic’ in India

  • The married woman, 22, approached the ambulance in Jaipur on Monday
  • The ambulance driver and his friend lured her in and promised food
  • They took her to a remote location where they raped her, police said
  • The two men are now in custody and are being questioned, according to the police

A 22-year-old woman was raped in India after she was lured into an ambulance driver and his accomplice who promised to feed her, 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, you drove her to a remote location where they raped her, Officer Surendra Pancholi said.

A 22-year-old woman was raped by a gang in India after being lured into an ambulance driver and his accomplice who promised to feed her, police said (file image)

A 22-year-old woman was raped by a gang in India after being lured into an ambulance driver and his accomplice who promised to feed her, police said (file image)

The ambulance driver and accomplice have been taken into custody where they are currently being questioned.

The alleged victim’s statement has been registered by the 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 rape every 15 minutes on average, based on federal data.

Last year, a six-year-old rape victim died in hospital ten days after being attacked, sparking furious protests in India, where her family saw the girl’s body lying on the street.

The girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her cousin while at home in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in India.

Protests were held across India after 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 rape every 15 minutes on average, based on federal data

Protests were held across India after 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 rape every 15 minutes on average, based on federal data

She was treated in a hospital in Delhi, but died of her injuries on October 6.

Her death followed large-scale demonstrations about the death of a 19-year-old woman after an alleged gang rape in September.

In December 2012, the gang rape of a 23-year-old woman sparked national outrage and led to a strict new anti-rape law.

According to data from the National Crime Records Bureau, an average of nearly 90 rapes per day were reported in India last year, but large numbers are thought to go unreported.

India’s 200 million low-caste Dalits have long been discriminated against, and campaigners say attacks have increased during the coronavirus pandemic.

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