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Schoolgirl gang raped in moving car in Delhi

A 17-Year-old schoolgirl was allegedly gang raped in a moving car on Tuesday night in west Delhi, reports Vijaita Singh.

india Updated: Dec 28, 2006 03:34 IST

A 17-Year-old schoolgirl was allegedly gang raped in a moving car on Tuesday night in west Delhi.

She was allegedly raped by four youths, the police said, as they drove around Janakpuri, Peeragarhi and Vikaspuri in west Delhi in a Scorpio.

All four, aged 19 or 20, have been arrested. The police gave their identities as Balwinder Singh, Varun Popli, Varun Sehgal and Kunal Kapoor.

According to the police, Balwinder Singh and the girl are familiar with each other.

Around 8 pm on Tuesday, the girl met Singh near Bharti College while returning home from an institute in Janakpuri, where she attends coaching classes.

"Singh allegedly called up three friends around 10 pm and asked them to join him. Popli, Sehgal and Kapoor met him at Bharti College," said Robin Hibu, deputy commissioner of police, west.

The four then raped the girl, a Class XII student at a school in Punjabi Bagh, for over one hour as they drove around west Delhi.

Around 11.30 pm, the girl was dropped outside her house in Harinagar. "Her elder sister saw her get out of the Scorpio," the police said. The victim's mother works in the paramilitary forces.

Popli, Sehgal and Kapoor are pursuing graduation through correspondence from Delhi University. Singh works at his father's electrical spare parts shop in Hari Nagar.

The victim was medically examined at West Delhi's Amravati Hospital and the police said the report was awaited.

She is recuperating at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit after being rushed there by her parents who called the police around 3 am

Hibu said the Scorpio in which she was raped had been seized. "The four youths are being interrogated. They have been remanded in judicial custody," Hibu added.

First Published: Dec 28, 2006 03:34 IST