Woman gangraped, dies in Ranchi hospital

April 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) A middle-aged woman, who was gangraped and beaten up by her assaulters, died in a hospital in Jharkhand capital Monday, police said.

According to police, the woman took an auto-rickshaw Sunday night from the Ashoknagar colony area for her home in Kadru, but the driver suddenly stopped the vehicle near the Sahjanand roundabout and raped her along with four others.

The woman, who is yet to be identified, was thrashed brutally after rape and was left injured on the roadside. On Monday morning, a girl spotted her and informed the police. She was immediately rushed to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) for treatment but died on the way to the hospital, police said.

An operation has been launched to arrest the auto driver and his accomplices, police said.

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