He kept on saying sorry even as he perpetrated the ghastly act. Rambir, who goes only by his first name, showed false sympathy to the victim, while his friends ravaged the 19-year-old girl, police said on Thursday.
According to police, Rambir, along with his four accomplices, held the victim captive for 12 hours on November 3. A senior police officer said Rambir, the autorickshaw driver who is one of the accused in the rape case, told the girl that he was a “family man and was sorry to commit the heinous crime”. He even managed to take her phone number with a promise to help her. However, he later started blackmailing her.
“While the others took turns raping her, Rambir told the girl that he was sorry. He told her that he had a wife and children and was committing the crime only because his accomplices were forcing him to do so. He claimed that he would help her out in any possible way. But his main motive was to secure her phone number so that he could blackmail her later,” said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he was not authorised to speak to the media.
The police said the accused had planned to blackmail her and that is precisely why Rambir kept on sympathising with her even though he too was a part of the crime.
“Since he was the only one who was sympathetic enough, the victim gave him her number. Rambir promised to help her out in any possible way in the future,” added the officer. The police, along with the mother of the victim, staked out the Lal Bahadur Shashtri Hospital for two days to nab the criminal. The
mother played an instrumental role in helping them arrest Rambir.
“The mother posed as the victim and kept on calling Rambir to Lal Bahadur Shashtri Hospital. The mother, along with one of our officers, posed as a patient in the emergency ward of the hospital. She kept on calling him to the hospital. On the first day he did not turn up, but the next day he came when she insisted,” added the officer.
Once inside the hospital, he kept on disconnecting his phone. However, the police recognised him with the help of the victim, who was hiding in the vicinity, police said.