Chandigarh: In another shocking reminder of how unsafe women are all over the country, a young woman on her way to Mohali in Punjab for a job interview was pulled into a car by two men at a Chandigarh bus-stop, was driven all the way to Bhatinda, 250 km away, and was allegedly raped while being held hostage for two days.
The woman, who is now in a hospital in Bhatinda, has said in a police complaint that she was taken to a shop in the city, where she was repeatedly raped, while the men recorded the assault on a mobile phone. She says she was then taken in the car to a secluded place and thrown out on the road. A passersby rescued her and took her to hospital.
The woman said on January 18, she had just arrived by bus in Chandigarh from Moga, where she lives, when a white Maruti Swift car pulled up. She says there were two men and two women, one of them elderly, in the car. They wanted directions, she said.
"They asked me for an address and I was about to tell them when they pulled me into the car," the woman said. In Bhatinda, she said, the two men took turns to rape her and make video recordings. "I don't know where they took me as I fell unconscious. They gave me an injection. The next day when I woke up I was in a room where they made a video," she told the police.
The police have registered an FIR; her assailants are yet to be traced.