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Poonch woman gangraped, three accused arrested

Three men were arrested for allegedly raping a woman and threatening her with death in the Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.

According to the complaint, the woman was allegedly raped by the three in an abandoned house at Seri Chowhana in the Mandi area last month, a police spokesman said.

He said the victim had lodged a complaint in Mandi Police Station on March 11, alleging that Gultaj Ahmad, an acquaintance of hers, raped her along with two of his friends.

She alleged that Ahmad had called her to his place in Seri Chowhana on February 21 to discuss marriage and took her to an abandoned house nearby.

Once there, Ahmad called two of his neighbors – Ajaz and Shaqeel – and all of them raped her during the night, the woman alleged, said the investigation into the matter is on, said the spokesman.

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