A group of men allegedly raped an eight-month pregnant woman in Maharashtra’s Sangli district on Tuesday while another four assaulted her husband in a car, reports said. The police detained three men on Thursday for the crime, according to The Times of India.

State Commission for Women Chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar has asked the Sangli Superintendent of Police to oversee the case and submit a detailed report, IANS reported.

Police officer Ajay Sindkar said the couple, residents of Satara, drove to Turchi phata to hire prospective employees for their hotel. “One of the suspects called the couple to Turchi phata and promised to introduce them to two men who were interesting in working at their hotel,” The Times of India quoted Sindkar as saying.

The police official said the acquaintance and three men allegedly assaulted the husband and locked him in his car. “Four others took the woman to a nearby room, owned by one of the accused, and raped her,” Sindkar added.

In her complaint, the woman alleged that the accused had stolen her gold chain and had taken Rs 20,000 cash from her husband. While she claimed she did not know the accused, the three men who have arrested said they were her former employees. “The woman has also refused to undergo medical tests, which would be a strong evidence against the men,” Sindkar told the daily.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led government’s ally Shiv Sena urged Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to order officials to take strict action against the accused. Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe claimed the woman’s family was being forced to withdraw their complaint and demanded that the case be transferred to Satara district to ensure a fair investigation.