Beautician fights abductors in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj
A 20-year-old woman took on two men and foiled an abduction bid in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area on Saturday evening.
Police arrested one of the accused, Rohit Choudhary (22), a resident of Ghitorni, and seized the Maruti 800 car used in the crime.
A case under sections of 356 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 506 (criminal intimidation) and (354) molestation of the IPC was registered.
Police sources said Rohit wanted to strike a friendship with the woman after he saw her working in a beauty parlour. He wanted to speak to her but when she did not show any interest, he tried to drag her inside the car.
Police said he and his friend tried to abduct the woman, who raised an alarm and managed to free herself.
“We received a call regarding the incident at 9.10 pm. On reaching the spot, the woman said she works at a beauty parlour in pocket B and C, Vasant Kunj and was on her way home after duty around 7.30 pm when one man came and asked her who she was. She said he molested her and tried to abduct her in his car. She, however, resisted and raised an alarm,” additional DCP south, Chinmoy Biswas said.
“Unable to force her inside the car, he fled with his associate. On her complaint, a case was registered. One man was arrested. His associate will be arrested shortly,” Biswas said.
During questioning, Choudhary reportedly told police that he was under the influence of alcohol. Sources said he was in a relationship with another woman who worked in the same parlour. Choudhary reportedly saw the woman while he used to visit his ‘friend’ and started making attempts to befriend her.
“It was the other woman who helped us identify Choudhary. When the woman raised an alarm, her friend saw Choudhary and identified him. With her help, we were able to gather clues and arrested him,” sources said.
He added, “The men had clear criminal intentions. They had planned the crime thinking that they would abduct her in case she turned down Choudhary,” The police are now looking for Choudhary’s associate.