Three truckers held for Manali gang-rape of US national

Manali, June 6 (IANS) All the three accused in the gang-rape of a 30-year-old US national in this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort were arrested early Thursday, police said.

The three arrested people are all truck drivers and were identified as Arjun, Lucky and Som Bahadur, Superintendent of Police Vinod Dhawan told IANS.

The victim, who reached here along with three other women just a day before the crime, alleged that she was early Tuesday repeatedly raped by three men, who offered her a lift late in the night.

"She was medically examined and the report confirmed sexual assault," Dhawan said.

The police Wednesday seized the vehicle used in the crime.


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