How do we even begin to tell you what occurred on July 13, 2017, in Udgir of Maharashtra’s Latur district. A woman, on her way back home, was kidnapped and brutally, sexually assaulted by three unknown men.
A 40-year-old woman was returning home from the hospital in an autorickshaw when it was stopped by three men, who got into it, forcibly, at Shahu Chowk.
The accused asked the driver to drive to the outskirts of Udgir, where they threatened the autorickshaw driver and ran him off. They, then, bound her hands and feet, and sexually assaulted her.
One of the men inserted a stone in her vagina, while another urinated on her. They threatened her and left her there.
The woman was found and admitted to the government hospital in Udgir, but later shifted to the bigger hospital in Latur, where she is said to be suffering from trauma.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered under sections 354 a2 (sexual harassment), 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person, otherwise than on grave provocation), 367 (kidnapping) and 376d (gangrape) of the Indian Penal Code.
Aniket Bharti, sub divisional police officer, Udgir, divulged that the police are scanning through the CCTV footage available for the road where the woman was kidnapped, they have even started a manhunt to locate the perpetrators. No arrests have been made.
The heinousness of the crime has us wonder if the men who assaulted the woman were even human. What kind of a deranged mentality can lead human beings to do something like that?