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A Nurse Gang-Raped in Chhattisgarh, 4 Arrested

Chhattisgarh Bhopal: A nurse was tied up, gagged and gang-raped by four persons, one of whom was a minor, at a health center in Chhattisgarh, police said. Three of the accused, including a 17-year-old youth, have been arrested and the fourth is on the run.

The nurse claimed that the four accused recorded the assault and threatened to kill her if she reported it to the police.

The incident was reported from Chhipchhipi village in Mahendragarh district. Police said the accused spotted the victim working alone at the health center around 3 pm on Friday. They entered the center, tied her up, gagged her, and then took turns raping her.

The nurse later informed the parents and filed a complaint with the police.

“The woman lodged a complaint. Three of the accused have been arrested,” said senior police officer Nimesh Baraiya.

The incident drew sharp condemnation from all quarters.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders staged protests against the Chhattisgarh government led by Bhupesh Bhagel.

A group of health workers has expressed concern about working in remote areas and urged the Chhattisgarh government to ensure their safety.

“We want protection. Unless strict action is taken against the accused, we will not work,” said Pratima Singh, chief medical officer of the district health centre.

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