A 32-year-old woman has alleged that she was abducted and gangraped in south Delhi’s Khanpur area late on Saturday night.
Police have arrested four of the six accused from Dakshinpuri in south Delhi, while two are absconding. The incident has once again put the spotlight on women's safety in the Capital that has seen fierce protests over the December 16 gangrape, the Uber cab incident and a series of crimes against women.
According to police, an auto-rickshaw driver who had dropped the woman near Moolchand saw that she was dragged inside a Santro car by five men, following which he made a PCR call.
In a statement to the police, the woman, a resident of Uttam Nagar, alleged that she was abducted from Moolchand flyover around 2.45am by five men in a white Hyundai Santro car and taken to Khanpur.
The woman said the men took her to a house in Dakshinpuri where they took turns to rape her and then dumped her.
“The auto driver, Sonu, told us that he dropped the woman near Moolchand from where she was abducted. Sonu had picked up the woman from a banquet hall in Uttam Nagar, where she worked as an attendant. He said he used to ferry the woman often. He made a PCR call and also informed about the registration number of the car, after which a team swung into action to find the woman,” police said.
On receiving the alert, PCR van officials reached Moolchand flyover and took the auto-rickshaw driver with them and started hunting for the car.
Police said after a few hours the woman was found lying on the roadside in Dakshinpuri area near Pushpa Bhawan. She narrated the incident to the police and said she could locate the house where she was gang-raped.
The woman along with a police team went to the house and found the Santro car parked outside the building.
Three men were arrested in the raid. They were indetified as Akash (26), Deepak (32) and Aman (20).
Another of their associate, Rohit (25), was arrested later, police said. A case under sections 376G (gangrape), 365(abduction) and 341 (illegal confinement) of the IPC was registered after the medical examination confirmed rape, police said.
“We are yet to establish the sequence of events. We have recorded the statement of the woman and the auto driver and are investigating the case,” police said.
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