LUDHIANA: A 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped by 10 men near Issewal village on the banks of Sidwan canal, about 15 km from here, after the car she was travelling in with her friend was stopped and she was dragged out, police said Monday.

The woman was travelling with a friend from Ludhiana on Saturday night when their car was stopped in by men in three bikes, who were following them, police said. The assailants then dragged them out of the car and took them to a vacant spot on the banks of the canal, where they called six to seven more persons and raped the woman, police said. A case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered and police have launched a hunt to nab the accused.

Both the woman and her friend were held there till Sunday, police said. of the survivor at the Civil Hospital has confirmed the , officials said.


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