On the day when Delhi Police chief B K Gupta announced to secure Delhi University by deploying predominantly female police personnel at Maurice Nagar police station, yet another woman working for a BPO was allegedly kidnapped and gang raped on in the early hours of Wednesday.
The police said that the men even tried to abduct her female colleague who got down with her, however she managed to escape.
The incident happened in Dhaula Kuan area in south Delhi when the 30-year-old Manipuri woman returned from work. The victim and her friend work for a Gurgaon-based BPO company.
According to police, the incident happened at around 12.30 am when the victim was dropped along with her colleague on the Ring Road in Dhaula Kuan by the cab driver. “While she was walking back, five men kidnapped her in their Tata pick-up truck and drove her towards Mangolpuri in outer Delhi. She was raped and then dumped in an unconscious state. She contacted the police on re-gaining consciousness,” said HGS Dhaliwal, deputy commissioner of police (south).
According to police, the men might have been in an inebriated state. The woman was dumped in an unconscious state by the accused. The victim then called up the police when she regained consciousness, the police said.
“As she was abducted from Dhaula Kuan, a case was registered in south Delhi. We have recorded her statement and are looking for the accused in the matter,” added Dhaliwal.
The victim was raped in the moving car and also in Mangolpuri before she was dumped at around 1.30 am an hour after she was kidnapped, said the police, adding, the woman who apparently escaped went to the aunt of the victim and told her. Even they called the police and informed them about the incident.
The police had started the man hunt soon after receiving the call from the victim’s colleague and later corroborated after getting a call from the victim, which helped in tracing the victim.
A case of kidnapping and gang rape has been registered in the matter.
In a similar incident in the same area, a 20-year-old Delhi University student, hailing from Mizoram, was abducted on May 8, 2005, at around 2.15 am. The victim was walking back home from Dhaula Kuan after buying food from a roadside eatery. She was raped by four men in a moving car. One of the accused, who was caught, was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by a city court.
According to Delhi Police, the cab driver who was supposed to drop her in front of her house dropped her on the Ring Road with her colleague.
The police said that the cab driver used to do this on a regular basis as he claimed that maneuvering the vehicle was difficult in the lane she lived. The police said that they are questioning the cab driver as well.