Woman raped in auto-rickshaw in Noida, three arrested

Three people were arrested on Wednesday for the alleged gangrape of a 22-year-old woman in an auto-rickshaw in Noida, officials said.

The incident occurred around 2am on Tuesday night. The woman, who had run away from her home in Muzaffarnagar, was sitting in a park in Sector 119 when the gang lured her into the auto-rickshaw and assaulted her.

Police were recording the girl’s statement and she was sent for medical check-ups.

The fatal gang rape of a student in Delhi in 2012 led to nationwide protests and tougher anti-rape laws but incidents of sexual abuse have not dwindled in India, experts say.

The Noida incident once again puts the spotlight on the safety of women in the National Capital Region. It also comes at a time when Delhi is witnessing protests over the rape-murder of a 29-year-old Dalit law student in a small town near Kerala’s Kochi last week.

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