PATNA: Five women have been allegedly gang-raped at a gun-point by three men in Bihar’s Bhojpur district, police said Friday, reports PTI.

Two of the three accused have been arrested so far, police said. The incident took place at Kurmuri village in Bhojpur and a case has been registered, said Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar.

Bhojpur is located about 60 km from Patna. All the victims were rag-pickers, residents of Dumaria village, and went to Kurmuri to sell their scraps to a dealer on Wednesday evening. According to police, the victims (Mahadalits) said they decided to stay back in Kurmuri as it was already night.”Three men with pistols raped them,threatened them not to inform anyone about the incident or they would face dire consequences,” a police official said.

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