VARANASI: A young woman pilgrim from Madhya Pradesh was allegedly gang raped by three persons in Alinagar area of district on Sunday night. Two persons were arrested on Monday evening while one accused is still absconding. They were booked under section 376D () of IPC.
According to reports, the woman from Satna (MP) on a pilgrimage in holy Shrawan month arrived Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya station by some train on Sunday night on. She was looking for a taxi in the circulating area of the station to go to Varanasi to offer prayer at Kashi Vishwanath temple. After talking to few taxi drivers she hired a taxi and moved to Varanasi.

Seeing her alone the taxi driver Sonu called another taxi driver Jitendra. They took her to some hotel in Varanasi, where accommodation was not available. Later, they took her to the house on one Ajay Kumar in Alinagar area, where they allegedly raped her. The woman reported the matter to police on Monday. The police lodged an FIR and launched a manhunt to nab them.

The police said that Jitendra, resident of Dharna locality in Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar () area, and Sonu, resident of in Alinagar area, were arrested, while Ajay, resident of Chandauli, is absconding. Raids are being conducted to nab him. The woman was sent for medical examination on Tuesday.
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