AGARTALA: In yet another incident of crime against women, a 25-year-old married woman was allegedly gang-raped by her estranged husband and his two associates at Panisagar in North Tripura.

However, when the victim had gone to Panisagar police station to file a complaint in connection with the incident, officials allegedly refused to register an FIR by citing the reason that the area is not under their “operational jurisdiction”.

According to the allegations, the woman – a housewife – was allegedly gang-raped on October 26 in a car.

The culprits then left the victim on a secluded road late at night at Kailashahar in the Unokoti district and fled.

The woman had reported the matter to Kailashahar women’s police station on the night of October 26.

Since the victim hail from Panisagar, reportedly the personnel of the women’s police station informed the matter to the Panisagar police station, and the officer-in-charge of the Panisagar police station then claimed to have advised sending the victim to their police station for registering the case.

Accordingly, the victim was sent to the Panisagar police station where she was allegedly subjected to harassment.

The victim woman told the media that her complaint was not yet registered, as police in Panisagar have advised bringing a ‘No FIR’ report from Kailashahar police station because the place of occurrence falls under the jurisdiction of Kailashahar.

“On duty police officer declined to register my complaint until producing a record from Kailashahar,” she added.

According to her statement, she got married two years ago to one Kamal Hussein (37) of Irani village of Kailashahar.

But she was then banished from the family a year ago after Kamal got married for the second time.

Recently, Kamal got in touch with the victim over the phone and convinced her that he will divorce the second wife and stay with the victim if she agreed.

“I believed him and on October 26 he came to meet me to finalize the matter. Suddenly he forced me to board the vehicle and after some time traveling towards Kailashahar, another person unknown to me boarded the vehicle and raped me inside in the presence of Kamal and the driver. Later, Kamal also raped me inside the car in presence of two others,” the victim alleged.

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