Banda, Uttar Pradesh: Three armed men allegedly raped a woman after taking her husband and brother-in-law hostage at gunpoint in a forest near Bhadawal village in Banda, Uttar Pradesh, the police said. The family was crossing a river on Banda-Chitrakoot border when the incident took place.
The woman, a resident of Chitrakoot district, had on Friday come to Gaurikhanpur village along with her husband and brother-in-law to meet their relatives, Additional Superintendent of Police Lal Bharat Kumar Pal said.
While on their way home they were taken hostage by the three men at gunpoint who then raped the woman inside a hut in a nearby jungle before fleeing, Mr Pal said.
On the basis of a complaint, an FIR was registered against the three accused men late last night, the police said.
Police have launched a manhunt to arrest the culprits while the woman has been sent for medical examination.