Yet another horrific incident bringing disgrace to the national capital has been reported in which a 26-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped and stripped by five men in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar locality.
The incident occurred on Saturday when the woman, who lives with her two children in south Delhi, claimed that one of the accused, an acquaintance, offered to drop her home in south Delhi, but forcibly took her to a rented house where all five took turns to rape her.
Based on the woman’s complaint, a case has been registered at Pandav Nagar police station.
The woman further told the police that she was picked up by Vikas, known to her for past few months and then was taken to a flat in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar area .
Vikas met her in Munirka and asked her to accompany him to his friend’s for a party.
“The woman left with him and on the way met two of his friends. The three brought her to the flat where their other friends were already present. She protested about the presence of others .
Vikas stepped out after sometime leaving the woman with the five men, and told her that he has some work so he will pick her up in the morning after finishing the work,” said the officer quoting the woman’s complaint.
The accused, according to the woman’s statement, threatened her and forced her to consume alcohol. They then allegedly locked her in the flat and took turns to rape her till the early hours on Sunday.
The perpetrators also allegedly threatened to harm her if she tried to escape or raise an alarm.
In the early hours of the next morning the woman decided to climb onto the balcony and jump off the first floor to escape.She alerted some passersby about the sexual assault she was subjected to and one of them informed the police.
The police has recovered a CCTV camera footage that shows her jumping off the first floor without any clothes on and asking passers-by for help.
“The rape survivor was admitted to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital for medical treatment and examination. She has sustained minor injuries in her legs. We registered a case and arrested the five youths,” Omvir Singh, deputy commissioner of the police, said.
The five men, Lakshay Bhalla, Vikas Kumar, Naveen, Swarit and Prateek have been arrested. While four of the accused work in call centers in Noida, Swarit works as an engineer in Tech Mahindra. The men were produced before a city court that sent them to jail.
Meanwhile, police said further investigation is on since the woman has been changing her statement. We just hope that the investigation process speeds up so that the victim gets justice and an apt punishment is given to the brutal accused men.