Six men were arrested on Sunday over the rape of a passenger on a bus in India, weeks after the gang-rape and murder of a student on a bus in New Delhi sparked nationwide protests.
The victim had boarded the service to her in-laws' home in the northern state of Punjab when she was abducted and driven to a house in a district bordering the city of Amritsar, local police officer, Raj Jeet Singh said.
Five men joined the driver and conductor and took turns raping the victim before dropping her off near her in-laws' village on Saturday morning, he said.
"Six men have been arrested on allegations of having raped a 29-year-old woman... after forcibly taking her to an unknown location on the night of January 11," Mr Singh said, adding that a seventh suspect was being hunted.
"The lady, after being kidnapped, was raped brutally throughout the night by the seven accused," he said.
"After raping the victim throughout the night, one of the accused dropped her near her in-laws' house the next morning where she narrated the whole incident to her two sisters-in-law."
He said the extent of her injuries had yet to be established.
The attack echoes the December 16 gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in Delhi, with five men on trial in the case, which has fuelled anger across India over the treatment of women.