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20-year-old woman gang-raped in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, 5 accused arrested

The victim said in her complaint that she was passing by the dumpyard in Jahangirpuri at around 1.30am on Thursday, when she saw the five persons. The men then allegedly grabbed her, took her to a corner and raped her.

delhi Updated: Dec 22, 2017 12:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Police said the women knew all the five accused and helped investigators with their identity,leading police teams to trace and nab them. (AFP/Getty Images)

A 20-year-old woman was gang-raped allegedly by five youths in Jahangirpuri late on Wednesday night. All five accused have been arrested. Police said the women knew all the five youths and helped investigators with their identity,leading police teams to trace and nab them.

The victim said in her complaint that she was passing by the dumpyard in Jahangirpuri at around 1.30am on Thursday, when she saw the five persons. The youths then allegedly grabbed her, took her to a corner and raped her. The woman said the incident took place in a dark stretch, not often used by local residents.

Deputy commissioner of police (northwest ) Aslam Khan said the woman called the police control room, after the five had fled. DCP Khan said a police team rushed to the spot and spoke to the woman. The woman’s medical examination at a city hospital later confirmed rape.

“Based on her statement, a case of gang rape was registered at Jahangirpuri police station. We conducted raids and caught the five youths,” said Khan.

“Some of the accused have claimed that they are under the age of 18, but we are still verifying that. They have no supporting documents, such as a school leaving certificates or Aadhaar cards to back their claims. We will seek an ossification test to ascertain their age,” Khan said.

No breakthrough in Shalimar Bagh case yet

Meanwhile, more than five days have passed but police are yet to get a breakthrough in the Shalimar Bagh case, where a 16-year-old was robbed and gang-raped in a park. The minor victim, who had gone to the park with her male friend, was assaulted, robbed and gang-raped on the evening of December 16.

On the status of the probe in that case, a senior police officer said that the girl’s male friend told police that he was hit on his head and fell unconscious even before the three men sexually assaulted the girl. He has alleged that when he regained consciousness, he found that the attackers had robbed his mobile phone as well as his shoes. Police are probing his version of the sequence of events .

Police sources said the woman’s male friend has been unable to provide any other clues about the suspects. Police are yet to recover his mobile phones or the pair of shoes, which was taken that evening. The crime branch is also simultaneously working on the case.

First Published: Dec 22, 2017 10:28 IST