Three booked for allegedly gangraping tribal woman

Faizabad: A 20-year-old married tribal woman was allegedly gangraped by three youths in Ghayaspur village in Tarun area in the district, police said today.

The incident occurred this afternoon when the woman was alone at the house and her family members were working in the fields following which the three accused entered the house and raped her, police said.

The victim’s father-in-law attempted to rescue her after he was informed about the incident by neighbours, but was threatened against doing so by the accused before they fled from the spot, police said.

Police have booked three locals, Ashok Yadav, Suresh Yadav and Pradeep Yadav in connection with the case.

Faizabad District Magistrate Anil Dheengra and SSP Umesh Upadhyay also visited the village today.

“Special police teams have been constituted for the arrest of the accused and a case has been lodged,” Dheengra said.