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Mumbai woman gangraped in Delhi, locked up, forced to drink alcohol

Sumel Sarker

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Mumbai woman gangraped in Delhi, locked up, forced to drink alcohol

17 April 2016, Nirapad News: A 26-year-old woman from Mumbai was locked in a flat in central Delhi’s Old Rajender Nagar, forced to drink alcohol and then allegedly gang-raped by two men on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

One of the suspects, a contractor, has been caught by the police, but the other one is still at large. The absconding accused is believed to be an executive engineer in a municipal body, police sources said. The detained contractor was known to the victim. Senior police officers, however, refused to share details about the suspects saying that would hamper their probe.

Sources said the woman received injuries in her private parts and is undergoing treatment at a city hospital. She is also being counselled by an NGO. The accused had allegedly forced her to have unnatural sex with them, a police source said. A case of gang-rape has been registered at the Rajender Nagar police station.

In the FIR, a copy of which is with Hindustan Times, the woman has said that she was staying at a rented accommodation in south Delhi’s Safdarjung with another woman. She had moved to Delhi around seven months ago.

According to the woman’s complaint, she had met the contractor, Manish, on Facebook while she was in Mumbai. Manish befriended her and they started chatting over the social site. Soon, the two exchanged their mobile numbers. A few weeks later, Manish proposed marriage and asked her to move to Delhi, the woman said.

“Manish assured her that he would take care of all her expenses after which she moved to Delhi,” said a police officer. On Thursday, the FIR says, Manish called the woman to his Old Rajender Nagar flat to discuss their marriage plans, as she had been putting pressure on him for the past 3-4 days. She was in a room when Manish’s friend arrived and started forcing himself on her.

“The woman protested and told Manish about it. Manish in turn verbally abused her and they together forced her to drink alcohol. The two then took turns to rape her. The woman managed to escape from the flat and called the police control room. She was heavily drunk when a police team met her on the street,” the officer said.

The medical examination of the woman confirmed that she was gang-raped, the officer said.

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