Assault: Accused in judicial custody for a fortnight
The four men accused of attempting to sexually assault a 30-year-old Ugandan woman have been sent to a fortnight's judicial custody, the police said yesterday. HT reports.india Updated: Jul 09, 2013 00:51 IST
The four men accused of attempting to sexually assault a 30-year-old Ugandan woman have been sent to a fortnight's judicial custody, the police said on Monday.
Identified as Gagandeep, the owner and driver of the car, who is interning as a chef, Prakhar Gupta, MA in Mass Communication from a private university in Noida, Siddhesh, an engineer, and one Swapnil, all the accused are residents of east Delhi's Mayur Vihar. All four have been booked for molestation.
"We had written to the Ugandan Embassy on the day of the incident itself. The victim's condition is stable and she has been discharged after being given proper treatment. Her statement has also been recorded," said PS Kushwah, additional deputy commissioner of police (south).
Aged between 22 and 30 years, the accused men had allegedly met the victim at Gurgaon's Bristol Hotel late on the night of July 5 and offered her a lift to south Delhi given the odd hour. "According to the victim, the group had bumped into each other after a night out," said an officer.
The victim is in the country on a medical visa and is undergoing treatment for her illness.
According to police, the victim's ordeal began almost immediately after the car she was in crossed the Gurgaon border. She found herself sandwiched between two of the men, who made unsolicited sexual advances, to which she objected and was attacked for resisting.
"All this while, the driver of the vehicle, Gangandeep, kept going round and round Chhatarpur to dodge police pickets," said the officer.
The victim was dumped on NH-8, not far from the spot where the victim of the December 16 gang rape was dumped. However, even as she was forced to get out of the car, the Ugandan national managed to pull out one of the accused and called the police.