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Delhi teen ‘sexually abused corpse after raping, killing neighbour’

Drunks assault 25-year-old woman who lived alone in northwest of national capital.

cities Updated: Nov 30, 2015 23:12 IST
HT Correspondent
Delhi Police accuse teenagers of brutal rape and murder of woman in northwest Mukundpur.
Delhi Police accuse teenagers of brutal rape and murder of woman in northwest Mukundpur.(Reuters file photo)

A 16-year-old was apprehended for allegedly raping and murdering his neighbour before sexually assaulting her corpse near Bhalswa Dairy in northwest Delhi’s Mukundpur, police said on Monday. A 22-year-old accomplice of his is on the run.

The minor had alcohol with four friends on Friday night, after which three of them left around 1 am and the 22-year-old identified as Abhimanyu expressed a desire for sex, police said. The minor then suggested that his neighbour, a 25-year-old woman who lived alone, could be their target for sexual assault.

The accused broke into the woman’s first-floor house through an adjoining terrace and gagged her before taking turns to rape her, during which she fell unconscious. As she tried to resist after regaining consciousness, they strangled her to death and dumped the body in a thickly wooded area nearby where they performed sexual acts on the corpse.

“The teenager was apprehended with the help of local intelligence and questioning of some 100 suspects in the locality. He broke down and confessed to the crime when confronted with the evidence,” Vijay Singh, deputy commissioner of police (northwest), said.

The woman’s family found her semi-naked body in the wooded area after a day-long search on Saturday. A mini-truck used in the crime and the victim’s phone were recovered after the teenager was apprehended on Sunday.