A 19-year-old Nepalese girl has alleged that she was gang-raped by six men in south Delhi’s Mehrauli. She also claimed she had been trafficked from the Himalayan country and was forced into prostitution by a couple, the police said on Monday.
The victim came to India from Kathmandu and went to Haryana’s Panipat district where she worked as a domestic help. In her statement, she told the police that she met a couple named Ranju and Amit in Panipat two months ago.
“They allegedly told the girl that they could help her get better jobs in Delhi,” said a police officer.
The girl came to the Capital with the couple and started living with them at south Delhi’s Khirki Extension. The couple allegedly forced the girl into prostitution. The victim claimed that on Sunday she was asked to go to the house of a man named Subhash in Saidulajab area near Mehrauli.
At Subhash’s house, she was forced to consume alcohol after which he and five others allegedly took turns to rape her, the police said, quoting from the victim’s complaint. “She was not allowed to leave the house on Sunday and managed to escape only the next day after her assaulters were fast asleep. She then rushed to the local police station and filed a complaint,” a police officer said.
The police took her to AIIMS where she is undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in the sexual assault. Her medical examination has also confirmed consumption of alcohol.
A case under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Mehrauli police station. Ranju and Amit have been arrested.