Three Maruti-car-borne youths abducted a teenager from a Hazratganj locality to outrage her modesty on Wednesday morning. Luckily, the girl gave the trio the slip and escaped the criminal assault.
Unlike usual policing, the cops swung into action and arrested one of the accused in the wee hours of Thursday while raids were being conducted to trap the others.
It was around 11.40 am when a girl wearing only kameez was seen running towards Sanjay Gandhi Nagar, Balu Adda locality. Before the people could have gauged the situation the girl ran into a house. Later, it was revealed that it was the girl’s own house.
The girl’s parents later took her to the local police station. The cops were shocked to hear whatever the girl narrated.
The 19-year-old girl, who washes clothes at various houses in the area, said she had gone to house of Almas in the same locality to wash clothes in the morning. She came out of the place and was walking towards Gokhle Marg for another house when a white Maruti car screeched to a halt close to her.
Before the girl could have realised, the youth sitting on the back seat dragged her into the car. He gagged her and the car sped towards Bhainsakund Road.
There were three youths, including the driver in the car. She identified the trio as Ajay Yadav, Shivam Pandit and Shabbir of Balu Adda locality.
Shivam and Shabbir molested the girl in the car and assaulted her too when she objected to their acts.
The girl further said the trio stopped the car a few yards away from the crematorium and took her into the thickets close to the place.
They were taking off her clothes and were molesting the girl at gunpoint when two other cars arrived there and some people started walking towards the thickets.
While the youths started planning to shift the girl elsewhere the girl raised an alarm and ran from the place towards the road in her kameez only. The youths though tried to catch the girl they did not chase her and fled on the car.
The cops lodged an FIR of detaining the girl, attempt to murder and attempt to rape against the trio. Ajay Yadav was arrested later.
The incident brings to the mind the infamous Ashiana rape case in which a few rich brats outraged modesty of a teenaged girl. She is still waiting for justice.