NEW DELHI: A woman in her late 20s was allegedly gang-rapd tehrough Friday night and dumped at Nehru Place on early Saturday. The woman has been admitted to AIIMS, police said. Four accused were arrested till Sunday evening.
This incident comes weeks after a woman was gang-raped by two persons, murdered and dumped in Nehru Place and another woman was raped by four persons, killed and dumped inside LNJP Hospital.
Sources said the woman was returning from Jaitpur in southeast Delhi after work when an occupant of a Gramin Sewa van offered her a lift. “Around 7.30pm, she was waiting for a bus for Najafgarh when a youth offered her a lift. The woman took the auto but instead of dropping her at Najafgarh, the man allegedly took her to a barren spot in Nehru Place and raped her along with two friends who joined him on the way, a source said. The driver stood guard, sources added.
The three accused, accompanied by the driver and another friend, then took the woman to a house in Madanpur Khadar in south Delhi and the five men raped her. After repeated assaults, the accused allegedly made the woman sit in the van and headed to drop her back in the wee hours. However, one wheel of the tempo came off near the gas plant in Nehru Place. The driver managed to control the vehicle but hearing the commotion, sources said, a truck driver came out of his parked vehicle. He allegedly threatened the men that he would raise an alarm if they did not allow him to rape the victim.
The accused then put her on a rickshaw and fled. The woman sought the rickshaw-puller’s help and had cops informed. “A medical examination at AIIMS has confirmed sexual assault. A case of gang rape, abduction and threatening someone of dire consequences has been registered,” said a source.