Bilaspur SP Bilaspur Arif Sheikh said the sadhvis’ complaint filed at Pendra police station has named Dilipchand Patel, Kalpnath Choudhary, Girjashankar Choudhary and Shyamchand Choudhary.
As per the complaint, on March 2, the two sadhvis, aged 24 years, got down at Champa railway station from the South Bihar Express. Dilipchand Patel, who knew them, offered to drop the two women in his car to their ashram in Amoda Hasaud village in Janjgir-Champa district.
Patel turned the vehicle towards Korba district claiming that he had to attend a birthday celebration. At Barapali, three more people got into the car and Patel threatened the two women with a gun when they protested. The two women were then taken to an isolated place near Sonnadi in Pendra where the four men raped them.
Police are also investigating a link in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh. “We have called the two victims for more information today (Sunday),” the SP said.