The suspects taken into custody are Jitender, Jai Bhagwan and Ajay, a senior police official said.

The woman had approached the police on Wednesday night after which an FIR was registered, he said.

"The three men are residents of Nangal Devat area and they have been nabbed. We have registered a case of gang-rape under Section 376 (G) of IPC at Vasant Kunj (south) police station and further investigations are on," the official said.

Last month, two teenage girls were gang-raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district. The incident triggered nationwide outrage and Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government came under sharp criticism over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

Last week, a woman was abducted and gang-raped by five men at Dulhera village in Muzaffarnagar district. The incident, which took place when the victim was on her way to Dulhera from Shahpur village, triggered massive protests across the state.

(JPN/Agencies)

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