Four cases of rape were reported from separate places in Delhi in the past 48 hours. In two of the four cases, the victims were raped by men who cheated them on the pretext of marriage.
The first incident was reported at south Delhi's Safdarjung Enclave police station by a 19-year-old girl who alleged she was raped by a 30-year-old man who had forcibly married her in April last year. The victim alleged that the man blackmailed her into marrying him as he had established physical relations with her and had filmed the acts.
The man, identified as Mohammad Azeem, and the woman are from different communities. They had been living together after their marriage. The victim recently came to know that Azeem was already married and is a father of three children.
The police have registered a case of rape against Azeem and arrested him.
In a similar incident, a 24-year-old man, sales executive with a leading mobile phone operator, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman on the pretext of marriage.
The accused, Islamuddin, was arrested after the victim lodged a complaint, accusing him of raping her at a guest house after bringing her to Delhi from her native place in Haryana's Mewat in May last year.
The two had met through a social networking site and Islamuddin later befriended her and made false promises of marriage.
The third incident was reported from outer Delhi in which a 14-year-old girl filed an FIR at the Sultanpuri police station, accusing her step-father of raping her. On the basis of the FIR, the victim's step-father, Salim Ali, was arrested after the medical examination of the victim confirmed rape. The victim alleged that she was raped on three occasions by her step-father.
In the fourth incident, a 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl in his neighbourhood in north Delhi's Subzi Mandi.
The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon and the accused has been identified as Gulshan Kumar, a private company employee.