Two policemen and two others were booked for gang-raping a married woman in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district, taking the number of fresh rape cases reported Wednesday in the state to three.
Mau Superintendent of Police Onkar Singh told IANS over telephone: "We have registered a case of rape against the cops as well as a hotel owner and a bus conductor."
He identified the bus conductor as Shiv Kumar but refused to disclose the names of the hotel owner or the two policemen involved in Monday's incident.
According to the first information report (FIR) lodged Wednesday, the 38-year old victim was having dinner with two relatives at Maurya hotel in Ghosi town, about 400 km from here, June 20 when they had some altercation with the hotel owner, who called in the police.
The hotel owner together with the two policemen dragged the woman into a hotel room and gang-raped her.
The policemen later took the woman to the house of bus conductor Shiv Kumar where she was gang-raped again.
The victim was dumped on a road June 21 in Kopaganj town, about 8 km from Mau.
The two other rapes reported earlier in the day included one in Naubatpur village in Unnao district, 50 km from here, in which a 16-year-old girl was raped by a neighbour Wednesday.
The other incident was a 20-year-old woman's rape-cum-murder by three men Tuesday night in Kanch village in Bulandshahr district, about 400 km from here.
With the fresh cases, 12 rapes have been reported in the state over the past 72 hours.