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3 men gang rape intellectually disabled woman in Egypt

An Egyptian woman holds a banner as she marches in downtown Cairo to mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2013 [MAHMUD KHALED/AFP via Getty Images]
An Egyptian woman holds a banner as she marches in downtown Cairo to mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2013 [MAHMUD KHALED/AFP via Getty Images]

Three men recently kidnapped and raped a 21-year-old intellectually disabled woman in Egypt, local media reported.

According to reports, the young woman was playing with her nephews when the three men lured her to an apartment near her brother's house and gang-raped her. Her ordeal continued for four days.

However, the men forgot to lock the door of the apartment so the victim was able to run away, the reports added.

Police were able to identify and arrest the perpetrators after the victim's brother reported the incident to the police. The suspects are said to be minibus drivers. Two are married and have children, while the third recently divorced. They were all said to be under the influence of drugs.

Egypt has in recent years witnessed a rise in the number of disabled people being raped. In 2019, a 40-year-old man from Giza governorate lured a 17-year-old girl with an intellectual disability, held her captive for a month, and raped her repeatedly before she managed to escape.

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