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She had sensed trouble in pub

Police now going through pub’s CCTV footage.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2012 02:22 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times

The 28-year-old gang rape victim had sensed trouble when she was at the Sahara Mall pub. She feared some people dancing inside might trouble her and had told the cab driver to lock the vehicle properly after she got into the car with her 15-year-old brother.

And it was the same group who forced the cab to stop on MG Road, pulled her out and sped away with her in their Maruti 800 car.

This statement of the victim has made the Gurgaon police ask the pub owners to furnish CCTV footage to identify the suspects. No arrests were made till Monday evening.

The victim told the police that on Sunday evening, she had a fight over allowing entry to some customers. Her job is escorting customers into the pub. She works from 10pm to 2am.

Police said the victim later saw her friend — through whom she was allegedly hired by the pub Last Chance about a month back — dancing with a group of men whom the police suspect committed the crime.

After the pub closed, she left with her brother, who had come to pick her up, and called a cab to her home in Badarpur, Delhi. Usually her husband used to pick her up.

The cab driver Mehandi Hasan told HT, “Immediately after getting into the cab, the woman told me to lock all the doors. Probably she knew someone might follow her. This is the first time I had come to Sahara Mall for any pick-up. I can recognise the men who abducted her. I do not remember the car number exactly but it was HR 26 ** 6428. Her brother then asked me to take him home to his mother. I did not know what to do, so I kept quiet.”

Owners of Last Chance denied that the victim worked for them. “We do not know the victim,” they added.

The Gurgaon Police are now examining the confidential data record (CDR) of her mobile phone to corroborate her claims. The police said the victim has not provided them her friend’s phone number.

“We are trying to locate that friend to get to the suspects," the police source added.

DCP Crime Maheshwar Dayal said, “We are examining the CDR of her mobile phone to track where she was taken to. We are also going through the CCTV footage to try and identify the culprits.”

First Published: Mar 13, 2012 02:14 IST