In yet another incident of crime against women, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped, drugged and raped by three youths, including a minor, in northeast Delhi’s New Usmanpur.
The incident took place on May 17 but was reported at the Usmanpur police station only on Sunday. The girl’s medical examination confirmed rape.
Police said the accused include two brothers who stay in a rented room in the same house where the victim lives with her family.
The police arrested one of the brothers, identified as Vijay Kumar, 20. His minor brother and the third unidentified accused are absconding.
Police said they are conducting raids to nab the absconding accused. A police officer said the matter came to light after the victim and her parents approached them and registered their complaint on Sunday.
In her complaint, the victim told the police that on May 17 around 9pm, she went out of her house to look for her younger brother who had not returned home.
“She was looking for her brother in the locality when the three youths overpowered her in a dark, isolated place and made her consume a soft drink laced with sedatives. She fell unconscious. The accused then took her to a secluded place and raped her,” said the police officer.
When the girl didn’t return home, her parents became worried and began a frantic search for her in their locality.
Around 11pm, the three youths brought the girl her home in an unconscious state and told her parents that she had consumed alcohol and that she was heavily drunk.
“The family members could not believe their claims. The girl regained her consciousness the next morning and narrated the entire incident to her parents. The family then approached the local police and lodged a complaint,” the officer added.
A case has been registered at Usmanpur police station under sections 328, 3762G of IPC and POCSO Act, 2012.