Ranchi: A student of a prestigious law university in the city was abducted and gang-raped on Tuesday. The heinous crime took place about 8km from the chief minister’s official residence on the Kanke Road. As of now, the police have arrested 12 persons who have confessed to the crime.

The locality also has the residences of the director-general of police, chief justice of the high court and leader of the opposition in the Jharkhand assembly. The new police lines are also close to the area.

As per reports, Police said the 25-year-old woman was chatting with her friend near a bus stop at Sangrampur village, around 4km from her college campus, when two men arrived on a bike and overpowered them at gunpoint and forcefully took the girl with them.

They ran out of petrol after some distance and called up more people with her car. They went to a nearby brick kiln and took turns to rape the woman. Police sources said the men then called some more of their friends to the spot and they too raped her.

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The 12 accused are between the age of 18 to 30 years. The victim somehow managed to file a report in the police station after reaching the same in immense pain.

The brutalisation of women isn’t something that we haven’t come across. Rather it’s become an everyday story. Women aren’t safe. We aren’t safe. The degree in our hands isn’t keeping us safe, nor is our government and the authorities we selected. We need education, we need safety and we won’t compromise with any. And the bigger question lies to the fact that why should we?

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