City gang-rape mastermind held
The city police today arrested the remaining two suspects, including the mastermind, in the gang-rape case of two women in a moving car in Gurgaon.Leena Dhankhar reports.india Updated: Jun 29, 2013 00:46 IST
The city police on Friday arrested the remaining two suspects, including the mastermind, in the gang-rape case of two women in a moving car in Gurgaon.
Two young women were raped and assaulted in a moving cab for more than two hours as they tried to make their way back from a pub in Gurgaon in the wee hours of Wednesday.
The police had arrested five of the accused on Thursday.
On Friday, they arrested 26-year-old Dharamveer Singh, who had plotted the incident and raped the women, and cab driver Vikram Kumar, 27.
The police also recovered the Toyota Corolla Altis car used in the crime from Sector 56.
The accused had said that they wanted to teach the women a "lesson" as the two had duped them of R7,000.
"The victims were known to the accused and had met Dharamveer last Saturday. According to him, he was duped by the women and wanted to take revenge from them," said Maheshwar Dayal, joint commissioner of police.
Speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times, one of the victims said, "I was screaming and shouting for help but all in vain. He slapped me and threatened me to keep shut or else he would throw me out of the moving car. He chewed my right hand and neck, he was merciless."
The second victim said, "We pleaded him to let us go but they turned violent and raped us in a moving car. They were abusing us and called up their other friends to also rape us. But before their plan could succeed, I jumped out of the car and managed to call the police control room."
The victims, both residents of Tughlakabad in Delhi, had been to a pub on MG Road and reportedly boarded a cab at 12.30am. "When the car stopped at a traffic signal, two men boarded the car. It was all planned," one of the victims told HT.
After the men boarded the cab, the driver turned towards the Golf Course Road heading to Faridabad.
The car halted briefly on Sector 57 extension road as one of the men wanted to relieve himself. It was at this point that one of the victims managed to escape. After this, the accused panicked and drove for another 10-15 minutes before dumping the other victim. The victims were then taken to Gurgaon Civil Hospital where doctors confirmed rape.
First Published: Jun 28, 2013 21:40 IST