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Couple beaten to death; two woman allegedly gangraped in Mewat, Haryana

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 August 2016, 10:42 IST

Five armed robbers brutally killed a elderly couple and allegedly gang-raped two of their relatives in Dhingeri village of Tauroo in Mewat on Wednesday night. The culprits held the victims hostages for around three hours.

The robbers ran away with cash, jewellery and a two-wheeler along with them after locking up the two gang-rape victims, a woman and a minor, along with other family members inside a room, the police said.

The 22-year-old rape victim, who is married, told the police that other members of the family were tied and beaten with rods and sticks.

"They tied the family members with a cloth inside a room and beat them up with rods and sticks. Then they gangraped me and my 15-year-old cousin," the complainant told the police on 25 August, according to the Hindutsan Times.

"They left at 3 am after locking us inside the house," she added.

All the accused in the case are at large currently.

While the couple succumbed to their injuries in hospital, two other family members were also injured in the incident, according to media reports.

Police have lodged a case under section 459 (grevious hurt), 460 (trespass), 376 D (gangrape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and the Arms Act.

First published: 26 August 2016, 10:42 IST