RAUTAHAT: A Dalit woman has been subjected to gang rape in Bishrampur VDC-4 of Rautahat district in the wee hours on Monday.

A group of five people had raped the 45-year-old woman after taking her away from her house at around 1 am today, police said.

The gang had left the victim's husband and son with their hands tied and mouths choked so as to escape any report, police said.

However, the husband managed to report the case to the police and invited the security personnel.

An early intervention from police, then, made four of the suspects flee from the incident site. One, however, was arrested.

The Rautahat District Police Office said they are searching the wrongdoers on the basis of the woman's statement.

A medical check-up on the woman at a government hospital in Chandrnigahapur also confirmed the rape, police said.

DSP Rajendra Pokharel informed that she is kept at the Women and Children Service Centre in Garuda of the district currently.