A 28-year-old woman was gangraped in in a northwest suburb of Mumbai while she was out with her husband, looking for a property. 

Seven persons have been arrested in this case on Tuesday, while one accused individual is still on the run, police said. 

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The incident took place on Monday night, police said.

According to the initial reports, the woman was looking for a house in the Shamnagar slum area along with her husband and was being assisted by a local woman resident. On Monday night, she and her husband stayed at the woman’s residence when the eight accused, who lived in the same area, allegedly raped her. 

According to a report by NDTV, her husband was taken out by three men, while the other four men stayed back and raped the woman. But according to a PTI report, the woman was raped by all 8 men in front of her husband. 

“After the incident, the woman and her husband reached Amboli Police Station to lodge a complaint. Police registered a case against eight persons, one of them had a criminal record,” Mumbai police spokesperson Ashok Dudhe told PTI. 

The victim was discharged after being treated in a hospital. 

A case under Section 376 D under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been filed by police, and investigations are still on. All accused are around 25-years-old, Hindustan Times reports

(With inputs from PTI)

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