A 21-year-old woman was raped by her colleague at an office party in a hotel near Manesar, Gurgaon, on Sunday morning. The 25-year-old man has been arrested.
The victim and the accused both work with a flower and gift delivery firm in Chattarpur, off the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road. On Saturday, the company organised a get-together for 50-odd employees at a country club-cum-resort in Pada village. It had booked rooms there for all of them.
According to police, the woman — a resident of southwest Delhi’s Dwarka — went to her room after the party got over around 12.30am.
She was sleeping when the accused, identified as Sumit, allegedly entered her room, locked it from the inside and raped her.
“The incident happened around 1.30-2am. The girl called her father, who immediately lodged a complaint with the resort. The resort, in turn, informed the police. A medical test confirmed rape and we arrested the accused from the resort immediately,” said Rahul Sharma, deputy commissioner of police, south district Gurgaon. He added that the accused was drunk when he entered the woman’s room.
“The accused knocked on her door repeatedly, forcing her to open it finally. The victim was also quite hung over and the accused took advantage of the situation and raped her,” said Ramphal, investigating officer, Manesar police station.