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Punjab gangrape: An act of revenge by women accused?

Jan 21, 2013 02:11 PM IST India India

Chandigarh: In a shocking twist to the gangrape of a 26-year-old nurse in Punjab on Sunday, the police has now claimed that the gangrape victim had been booked in 2012 on charges of injecting an HIV-infected needle into a woman with whose husband she was allegedly having an affair with.

The police now claim that one of the two women accused of drugging the nurse and letting their male accomplices rape her was the same who claimed to have been infected with HIV. The other woman was her mother, said the police.

The police, however, add that they are probing all the angles and will confirm only after investigations are over. For now, no arrests have been made.

Elaborating, SSP Ravijeet Singh Brar said, "We are investigating the matter. We have very less information about the case right now. The girl is okay but is in a state of shock. We are unable to ask too many questions right now as she is in shock. We have formed a special team in the matter headed by a DSP. As per preliminary information from the doctor, there is no mark of injury on her body but we have to wait for final report."

The 26-year-old woman claimed to have been gangraped and thrown on the Bathinda-Dabawali road on Sunday eveing. She said she was abducted and drugged by a gang of four that included two women, while she was returning from Mohali after a job interview. She said that they took her to a room, filmed and gangraped her.

With additional inputs from PTI