The Uttar Pradesh police are again in the spotlight after a woman was allegedly gangraped at gunpoint inside a police station in Deoband town by an inspector and two of his subordinates.

The incident came to light after the woman reportedly wrote a letter to Saharanpur senior superintendent of police RPS Yadav narrating her ordeal.

Additional superintendent of police (Rural) Jagdish Sharma told PTI on Sunday that the alleged gangrape took place on 6 August. The woman said that on 1 August her husband was arrested in a "false" case by the Deoband police. Later, when she approached the police, the accused inspector assured her all the help.

On 6 August, a policeman came to her house and informed that she was required to visit the station. At the police station, the inspector raped her at gunpoint and after him, two police constables also raped her, she wrote in the letter.

The woman was then dropped back at her house, with a warning that she should not tell anyone about the incident. She was allegedly threatened that the police will then file more criminal cases against her husband.

Based on the letter, the police have now launched an investigation into the incident. However, no FIR has been filed so far.