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Woman ‘raped’ in moving bus, with 45 passengers on board

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A Delhi-based woman was allegedly raped while returning home on a private bus on the Yamuna Expressway on Saturday, police said.

 There were 45 passengers on board at the time, who said they were asleep at the time.

On the basis of the woman’s complaint, police filed an FIR against Gupta under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC. “I had taken the double-decker bus from Lucknow to Delhi. At some point, Ravi got on the bus. I was asleep on a sleeper seat when Ravi forced himself on me, tore off my clothes and raped me. There were 45 passengers on board when this happened,” her complaint said. The SP said passengers were all asleep and did not wake up until they heard a commotion.

“She called the 112 helpline on Saturday morning when the bus reached Mant toll plaza in Mathura and informed us about the rape by the bus cleaner,” police further said.
The woman and the accused cleaner Ravi were instructed to get down after which the bus was checked, police stated, after which it left for Delhi. Later, the woman underwent a medical examination.

Afterwards, she was escorted back to her home in Rohini, Delhi under police supervision, while the accused Ravi, a resident of Bahraich district, has been sent to judicial custody, the police added.

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