An Indian father allegedly ‘gifted’ his daughter to two friends before joining them in a gang-rape in an 18-hour ordeal, it’s been reported.

The man – said to be in his late 50s – took the 35-year-old victim to a fair in Kamlapur on Sunday and afterwards phoned one of her attackers, a friend named Maan Singh, police said.

The men are said to have convinced the woman to ride with them on a bike as she was taken to the home of another friend, named Meraj.

Local media in India reported the dad then handed his daughter over to the men before all three took turns in raping her.

The victim was kept captive for 18 hours before she escaped on Monday evening, according to police.

The Times of India reported that police were alerted when the woman returned home and relayed her ordeal to her mother.

Meraj, said to be a fake doctor without a medical licence, was reportedly arrested on Tuesday while Maan Singh and the victim’s dad remain at large.

Indian media reported the woman had been married off 16 years ago but returned to live with her mum within two years of the nuptials following a row with her husband.

The dad was reportedly banished from their village amid allegations of an incestuous relationship with his daughter.

“A panchayat was called and the father was arrested. He got bail in February this year,” local police said.

The woman then lived alone with her 14-year-old child.

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