Delhi women recall Goa horror: ‘They gave us alcohol instead of water’
The day Goa’s tourism minister called the five men accused of raping two women from Delhi, the women made disturbing revelations in their statement to the police.delhi Updated: Jun 05, 2015 03:35 IST
Two women allegedly gangraped in Goa made disturbing revelations in their statements to the police on Thursday.
The two Delhi-based women, aged 34 and 28, were allegedly abducted on Monday night in Goa by men posing as officers from the CID and the narcotics department. They were held captive and sexually assaulted for over 18 hours, before the Goa police rescued them a day later.
They were stripped and forced to hold drugs before their videos were shot, according to a statement by one of them.
“They beat us and offered us alcohol and drugs instead of food. They stripped us, made us hold drugs and shot videos of us,” the 34-year-old woman claimed. “Apart from the men there was also a woman with them. She claimed to be from the police too. She undressed me saying that she wanted to check me. They kept accusing us of being in the dancing business,” she added.
In her statement, the woman stated that they were first taken to a secluded house, where they were robbed, and later transferred to an apartment where they were repeatedly raped by the five men.
“They intercepted our car while we were on our way to Baga beach. They pulled out the driver of our taxi and thrashed him. One of the accused then drove us to a secluded house. Four others followed us on scooters. They also took our phones, ATM cards and pin numbers, and withdrew Rs 10,000 from the driver’s account and Rs 30,000 from our accounts,” the statement read. “When we resisted, they physically assaulted and threatened to kill us. They then took turns to sexually assault me and my friend, and did not stop till I began bleeding,” the 34-year-old stated.
They were rescued at 3pm on Tuesday by the Goa police after it received a tip-off from the driver who was let-off the previous night. “We raided the house, based on the driver’s statement, but could not find anyone. Several teams then swung into action to trace the women. They were then traced to the flat and rescued. The five accused were also arrested,” police said.
A medical examination of the women was conducted that proved rape and their detailed statement was also recorded. The accused had reportedly been stalking and observing them for over three days, police said.
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First Published: Jun 05, 2015 00:40 IST