A 20-year-old woman has alleged that she was abducted and gangraped by four youths in a moving car in Amritsar on Monday night.
The woman, who works in a cellphone shop, said she was waiting for a rickshaw near the local bus stand to go home after work at 7.40pm when she was dragged into a silver-coloured car with loud music playing and driven through various parts of the city.
Police commissioner Ram Singh said, “The victim told us that she was dragged into the car by a youth near the bus stand and was abandoned near a school in the cantonment after an hour.”
He said a doctor attending to the victim had said that there were no fresh external injury marks on her body.
The victim alleged that there were two youths in the car – one drove the car and the other seated in the rear dragged her inside. Later, two more youths boarded the car and all four raped her in the moving car, the police commissioner said.
On being sounded, a police team reached the spot and took the woman to hospital, where her condition is stated to be stable. The woman’s mother demanded justice and said the family got a call that their daughter had been abandoned in the cantonment.
A team headed by ADCP (crime) HS Brar is investigating the case. A rape case was registered against the four accused. Three of them were identified as Aditya, Abhi and Rocky on the basis of the woman's complaint. “The woman told us that the youths were addressing each other by these names," the commissioner added.
7.40pm: Woman waiting for rickshaw near bus stand dragged into a car; two youths in car; later, two more board car near Verka; car moves to Vallah road bypass
8.30pm: Victim abandoned near a school in cantonment
8.55pm: A passerby informs police, who rush victim to hospital
The victim is working with a cellular phone company here. The girl was admitted to a Government Civil Hospital where her medical examination was carried out.
A team of doctors have confirmed intercourse but said no injury marks were found on her body, police said.
Brar said call details of the girl's phone show that she received a lot of calls from some particular numbers before and after the incident.
Police suspect that the kidnappers were already known to the victim.