A 19-year-old girl has been left unable to speak after she was drugged, kidnapped and raped by a group of men in northern India.
The victim was on her way to a test-preparation course in Mahendragarh when she was kidnapped from a bus stop on Wednesday. The young lady who is believed to have known the suspects was offered water by them and she accepted. It is believed the water was spiked when they offered it to her.
After drinking the water, she was driven to a house where other men arrived an they took turns to rape her. She was eventually driven back to the bus stop and dumped, with one of the men phoning her family to tell them to collect her.
The victim was taken to a hospital where she was treated for injuries to her back, shoulders and genitals.
Her mother told the The Times of India:
She has severe pain in her throat, and is unable to talk or swallow anything. They probably held her by the throat, which led to this pain.
No arrests have been made but police officer Ashwini Kumar said that police know the identity of the suspects, who had switched off their phones and were evading arrests, and have released pictures of three of them in an attempt to find them.
The three have been identified as Pankaj, who is in the army, Nishu and Manish.