Tourist Drugged and Raped
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The Punjab gang-rape case has taken a shocking twist with the police claiming that the victim had been booked on charges of injecting an HIV-infected needle into one of the accused in 2012.

The police said that one of the two women accused of drugging the 26-year-old nurse before being raped by their accomplices, had claimed last year that she was infected with HIV by a woman who had affair with her husband and the woman happened to be the gang-rape victim. The other woman is her mother.

"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," CNN IBN quoted SSP Ravijeet Singh Brar as saying.

The 26-year-old nurse was abducted, drugged, gang-raped and thrown out of a car in Punjab on Sunday. She was admitted to the Bathinda civil hospital and reportedly in critical condition.

In a statement given to Paramjeet Singh, SHO of Bathinda's Rama Mandi police station, the girl said that she had come to Chandigarh to attend a job interview at Sector 34 hospital. As soon as she got down at the bus terminal on Friday an unknown person approched her asking for an address. Before she could reply, she was forcibly taken into a car where two people including a woman were seated. She was then drugged by them.

On regaining consciousness, she found herself in a room along with four men who were making a video clip of her in the nude. When she tried to scream for help the gang sedated her again.

Later on Sunday, the group dragged the semi-conscious victim to a car and then dumped her on Bathinda-Dabawali road at around 5.30 pm.

The victim was rushed to the hospital by a car driver, Rohitas Kumar after he found her lying in serious condition.