Last Updated: November 18, 2023, 09:28 IST
A 40-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and raped by a bus driver in Rajasthan’s Jaipur, the police said on Friday. The woman’s husband, upon not being able to locate her on Thursday, went to the Harmada police station to file a missing report but was turned away by the officials who asked him to come back after 24 hours.
The woman was later found in an unconscious state on Thursday midnight, the police noted.
Following a protest by the BJP workers on Friday morning, a rape case was registered and the accused bus driver, identified as Rajendra, was detained.
BJP candidate from Vidhyadhar Nagar assembly constituency met the victim’s family and blamed the ruling Congress government for crimes against women in the state.
The woman’s family members told police she was allegedly abducted and raped by the accused when she had gone out to buy vegetables.
Police said the accused is being questioned in connection with the case and an investigation is underway.
In a similar incident, a 32-year-old Dalit woman was raped by a group of men in Deedwana Kuchaman district of Rajasthan last month.
Three men have been arrested and five booked for allegedly being involved in the gang rape of the woman. A case was registered against five people under section 376 (D) (gang rape) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the SC/ST Act in connection with the case.
A police sub-inspector was arrested in Rajasthan’s Dausa for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl on November 10. according to police, the incident took place in the Lalsot area when the accused lured the girl to his room in the afternoon and raped her.
ASP Ramchandra Singh Nehra said that the accused — Bhupendra Singh — was taken into custody.
(With PTI inputs)