A teenager was allegedly lured away from school, confined to a room and raped by three men one after the other as two more looked on in west Delhi ten days ago.
As if violent threats of imminent death weren’t enough, the five persons accused of the crime claimed to have recorded it on their mobile phones and threatened to upload clips of it on the internet if she squealed, police said.
Three of the alleged perpetrators of the crime are minors and another happens to be a constable in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
The police are yet to apprehend two persons involved in the case more than ten days after the 16-year-old, a student of class ten at a government school and a resident of Uttam Nagar, was gang-raped.
“The victim has alleged that she was in school on July 19 when her friend Pramod approached her and told her that her mother was unwell and her condition was getting serious by the minute,” said a police officer.
Concerned for her mother’s wellness, the complainant skipped school for the rest of the day and accompanied Pramod away from school.
On their way home, however, Pramod dragged her away to a room which has been rented out by one his friends, Surat who is posted in the CRPF, where four others were waiting for them.
“She alleges she was then overpowered inside where Pramod raped her first followed by Surat and one of the three minors present,” the officer said.
The complainant was then asked to fix her clothes and leave with the disclaimer that they had recorded her rape on their phones and would upload clips of it on the net if she dared to tell anyone about the incident.
“On Monday evening, she developed some medical complications because of the sexual abuse and told her mother about the incident. They then came to the local police station to lodge a formal complaint in the matter which was converted into a case of gang-rape as soon as a medical examination confirmed sexual assault,” said the officer.
Pramod and two minors allegedly involved in the case were then rounded-up by the police even as another team set out to look for the CRPF constable and the remaining juvenile accused by the teenager.
The shocking incident comes in the wake of a 15-year-old girl having been gang-raped not far away in Punjabi Bagh on Monday. Even as the police were in the process of rounding-up the accused, the complainant shocked her counsellors with the claim that her own mother was forcing her into the flesh trade.
Subsequently, her mother had been arrested along with three others, including a minor, who allegedly raped her.