Delhi woman kidnapped in radio cab, gangraped
A woman was abducted by men travelling in a Meru radio cab and allegedly gangraped by five men in the national capital, the latest in a string of sexual assaults.delhi Updated: Sep 20, 2015 09:29 IST
A woman was abducted by men travelling in a Meru radio cab and allegedly gangraped by five men in the national capital, the latest in a string of sexual assaults.
One of the men involved in the incident was known to the victim, police said on Saturday.
The 37-year-old woman was driven around west Delhi early on Friday and taken to a shop where two more men were waiting. She was gangraped there.
In her complaint, the victim said she was gangraped in a tyre repair shop. Acting on her statement, police arrested the accused.
“On the basis of the woman's complaint, a case of gangrape and abduction has been registered. All the accused have been arrested,” said deputy commissioner of police (West) Pushpendra Kumar.
“The woman was kidnapped in Sagarpur near Paschim Vihar and gangraped at a shop in Peeragarhi. The shop is about 15 km away from the spot from where she was kidnapped," said a police officer.
The woman is separated from her husband and lives in Sagarpur with her three children. She said she left home at 10:30pm on Thursday to fetch coconut water and medicines from a nearby market. She was walking towards the market when the Meru cab stopped next to her.
Two men who were in the rear seat overpowered her and pulled her inside the car. They gagged her and threatened to kill her if she screamed for help.
“The three men (including a driver known to her) drove her around on west Delhi roads for over an hour during which they were talking to somebody on mobile phone,” the officer said.
The victim said two more men were at the shop in Peeragarhi. "The five took turns to rape her," the officer said.
At around 4:30am on Friday, the accused let off the woman and threatened her with dire consequences if she approached police.
A Meru cabs spokesperson described the incident as unfortunate and said: “Meru provided full support to the police by identifying the location of the vehicle, residence address of the driver and background details. This helped the police confiscate the vehicle and nab the driver within hours.”