A 27-year-old Delhi housewife was raped in a moving car by two men and abandoned near Faridabad after two hours late on Thursday.
According to the Haryana Police, the woman was offered a ‘lift’ by the men – said to be in their early 20s -- in their Indica car from Ashram Chowk to Uttam Nagar in west Delhi. In her statement to the police, the victim said she had gone to her parents’ place in Ashram and was returning home around 8 p.m. when the two offered her a ride -- for Rs 10.
A little after the unsuspecting woman got into the car, the youth behind the wheels took a different route -- towards Faridabad. The victim told the police the duo, who were smelling of liquor, ignored her protests and kept driving.
Somewhere close to Palwal town, near Faridabad, one of them raped her. Then they stopped the car and the second person, who was behind the wheels, assaulted her.
The victim has given a Haryana car registration number to the police, which appeared to be incomplete.
Superintendent of Police (rural), Palwal, Yashwant Singh Lamba, on Friday said the victim was pushed out of the car on National Highway 2. She filed her complaint at the Palwal city police station. He said the victim claimed that she did not know the two men.
In a similar incident in 2005, a student was pulled into a car at Dhaula Kuan and raped by three men as they drove around the city.
Other such recent cases include the Mayapuri rape case of 2005, in which a pregnant woman was assaulted. In 2003, two men in a Qualis gangraped a Swiss diplomat after kidnapping her from outside the Siri Fort auditorium.