24-year-old MBA student gang-raped
A 24-year-old MBA student was kidnapped and allegedly raped by a group of youngsters, five of whom were arrested by the police today on a complaint filed by the girl's friend. Karan Choudhury and Kapil Dutta report.See graphics |Rape cases in the pastindia Updated: Jan 07, 2009 10:48 IST
A 24-year-old MBA student from Delhi was gang-raped by 10 young men celebrating a cricket victory.
The incident happened in Noida on Monday night.
Five of the alleged rapists have been arrested.
The girl, who studies in a reputed private business school, had gone with a male classmate to a mall, the ‘Great India Place’, in Noida’s Sector 38, close to the busy Sector 18 market.
The victim and her friend were about 900 metres from the mall in their Wagon R car when six of the accused started following them on three motorcycles, according to Noida Superintendent of Police Ashok Tripathi.
“They overtook the car and stopped them. Then they attacked her friend with cricket bats and stumps”, said Tripathi. After overpowering the girl and her friend, one of the accused, Sanjay Yadav (20), drove the car to a secluded place near their village, Garhi Chowkhandi, in Noida’s Sector 71.
They called four others from the village and took turns raping the girl from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m., according to the police.
After this, the rapists rode off, taking away the cell phones of the victim and her friend. The two were able to drive away later, and registered a police complaint around 1.30 a.m. The police sent the victim for a medical examination that confirmed rape.
The rapists were caught in less than 24 hours. “We asked around about local boys who play cricket,” said Tripathi.
Later the victim also identified the accused. One of them admitted to the crime.