A WOMAN was allegedly gang raped by seven men after they strangled her five-year-old son to death in front of her.
The 28-year-old woman, who has not been named, was brutally attacked at a village in the Buxar district in India on Saturday.
Cop Manoj Kumar Pathak from the Murar police station said they were alerted on the following day when the woman’s father filed a First Information Report (FIR) against two known and five unknown people in connection with the alleged crime.
Pathak said: “As per the FIR, the woman had gone to a bank along with her son for some work, but didn’t return home on time.
“Her family members finally found her near a pond in the village around 3am on Sunday.
“The body of the woman’s son was fished out from the pond.”
He added the woman’s father alleged his grandson was killed by the accused in front of her.
The woman is now recovering from her ordeal in Sadar hospital in Buxar and her condition is said to be stable.
Buxar superintendent Neeraj Kumar Singh said one of the accused, Meena Ram, 50, had been arrested and they were still searching for Bhola Ram, who was evading arrest.
They are still hunting for the others to are said to have taken part in the attack.
He added the woman had been examined by a board of doctors and their report is expected in the coming days.
Her statement will be recorded in the court of judicial magistrate on Monday, the Times of India reports.
Dumraon Sub Divisional Police Officer Krishna Kumar Singh said the woman’s relationship with her husband had soured and she lived with her parents.
“The woman’s husband was staying at the house of his in-laws for the last two days in a bid to convince her to return him,” he said.
Earlier this month it was reported a 12-year-old girl had become pregnant after allegedly being raped by three cousins over a period of five months.
She was allegedly raped by one of her cousins while home alone.
He is believed to have told the girl’s other two cousins about the abuse before they also went on to sexual assault the young girl.
A 19-year-old woman died two weeks ago after being raped by a group of men in a village near New Delhi, triggering national outrage.
Reports say her tongue had been cut and her spinal cord broken.
Cops in Hathras said four men had been arrested.
According to the latest Indian government data, the police registered 33,658 cases of rape in 2017 – an average of 92 per day.