A JEALOUS woman in India has been arrested on suspicion of employing five men to gang rape a woman she suspected her husband of having an affair with.
The heinous crime took place in the Sriramnagar Colony in Kondapur, where a wife allegedly tricked her “rival” before filming the act to blackmail the victim.
Police have said that six people, including the wife and the five men she employed, have been arrested.
According to authorities, the victim met the husband during job coaching, and she was subsequently asked to stay with the family due to the wife’s poor health.
The victim lived with the couple from October 2021 to February 2022.
However, the suspicious spouse came to suspect she was having an affair with her husband, leading the wife to hatch a depraved plan.
A police source allegedly said that the victim was asked to visit the couple’s home to discuss withdrawing a police complaint over the suspected affair from April this year.
However, the rival was then tricked into going into another room, when she was viciously attacked by the hired men.
The crime was also reportedly filmed by the jealous wife on her mobile phone, who threatened the victim that a video of the rape would be uploaded to social media if she revealed the incident to anyone.
The victim was rushed to hospital after the attack, and family members filed a police report, leading to the arrest of the perpetrators.
How you can get help
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available weekdays from 8am-6pm and weekends 10am-6pm.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.