Police in New Delhi are investigating a gang-rape and murder linked to an autorickshaw. Photo: iStock

After boarding an autorickshaw, a 23-year-old woman was gang-raped and her nine-month-old daughter was thrown to her death, according to police.

The young mother was traveling to her parent’s house in Khandsa village, Gurgaon, after a dispute with her husband around midnight on May 29. She told police that the vehicle she had boarded was already carrying three male occupants, who immediately started molesting her. She said when she resisted, one of them allegedly hurled her crying baby out of the moving vehicle. The woman said she was then gang-raped in the autorickshaw close to the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.

A senior police officer was quoted as saying,”A case of murder and sexual assault has been registered. We are investigating the matter as the woman alleging gang rape has refused to undergo medical examination.” 

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