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Accused are known to the victims in most cases: Cops

delhi Updated: Jun 16, 2012 02:30 IST
Karn Pratap Singh

Despite several steps taken by the Delhi Police to curb crime against women, the Capital is still as unsafe as ever for the fairer sex.

In the recent past, the city has witnessed a significant increase in the number of rape and molestation cases and in a majority of them, the accused were known to the victim.

The latest case of crime against a woman was reported from south Delhi's Vasant Vihar area where a graduate from a prestigious business institute in Noida was drugged and physically assaulted by her male friend and his accomplice before they dumped her at an isolated place.

Police said even in this particular case, one of the accused was known to the victim; he was her senior at college. Police said the girl was offered a lift by the accused and she accepted it. Police have arrested both the accused, Prashant and his accomplice Milind.

"The girl said Prashant had offered to drop her home in his car around 12 noon. On the way he offered her a cold drink, which was laced with sedatives. After drugging her, he drove around in the city. She was in a drowsy state and said when she protested, he assaulted her," said a senior police officer.

Police said around 8pm, Prashant called his friend Milind and asked him to meet him. They then allegedly moved the girl to Milind's car and she was later dumped near a petrol pump in Vasant Vihar area, police said. Prashant had reportedly left for home after shifting her to Milind's car.

According to sources, the victim was assaulted and molested by the accused when she protested his intention.

"The girl somehow managed to inform her parents about the incident and reached the AIIMS Trauma Centre. The hospital authority informed us later and on the basis of the victim's statement, we registered a case and arrested the accused," added the senior officer.