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Bawana woman fends off rape attempt, beaten up

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 26, 2013
First Published: 23:16 IST(26/1/2013) | Last Updated: 23:17 IST(26/1/2013)

A 24-year-old woman was assaulted by a neighbour when she resisted his attempt to rape her in outer Delhi’s Bawana on Friday evening.

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According to police, the neighbour had been stalking the woman, a mother of a three-year-old child, for quite some time and had even asked her to marry him.

Soon after the incident, the woman’s husband, who works for a private company, approached the Bawana police and lodged a complaint, alleging that his neighbour had brutally thrashed her.

“The complainant said his wife had been severely injured and was being treated at a government hospital. This was after their neighbour, Ram Gopal, who is from Bihar, beat her. We have registered a case and are looking for Gopal, who had come to Delhi seeking employment,” said the senior officer.

The senior officer, quoting the complaint, said the woman was walking in an isolated area when Gopal tried to force himself upon her.

“Gopal got aggressive and beat her up with a stick even as the victim screamed for help.

The accused fled the spot af-ter some locals heard the woman’s scream and approached her. Before disappearing, Gopal threatened the woman that he would kill her if she revealed the incident to anyone,” said the officer, adding they were yet to record the woman’s version of the sequence of events.

The woman was helped by passersby who informed the police and also rushed her to the hospital. The police also informed her husband who managed to talk to her. Cops are conducting raids to nab the accused.


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