Amidst outrage against crime on women in India driven by the recent brutal Delhi gang rape, a differently-abled woman was allegedly rapped by CRPF jawans at Chauldhowa village in Assam.
Police said that detained a CRPF jawan named Mohan Singh for the alleged crime while three of his accomplices are absconding.
"According to locals, about four CRPF personnel forcibly took the differently-abled woman, who was passing by the CRPF camp on NH 52 in the area to the nearby jungle," IANS quoted an official as saying. "We have sent the victim for medical examinations," added an official.
One of the accused was nabbed while three others escaped after the victim raised an alarm.
The incident happened on the same day Bikram Singh Brahma, a senior leader of the ruling Congress Party, was arrested for allegedly raping a married woman in Assam's Chirang district.
Brahma, who is Baksa district Congress Committee chairman and Congress coordinator of Bodoland Territorial Council, was suspended from the party on Thursday after the incident was reported.
A series of rape cases have been reported on the backdrop of protests across the country demanding justice for the 23-year-old gang-rape victim who passed away at a hospital in Singapore last week.