Cops stop car for tinted glass, find gangrape victim inside
The four men — Shakil (23), Lajpatrai Sachdeva (38), Irshad (30) and Abid (21) — were arrested from the spot.
Police said around 3 am personnel at a picket in Swaroop Nagar, Northwest Delhi, flagged down a Hyundai Santro as its windows had tinted films. But, the driver broke the barricade and tried to speed away. Police, in a PCR van and on a motorcycle, chased the car for a kilometre and managed to bring it to a halt.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sindhu Pillai said: “The vehicle had tinted glasses because of which our officials signalled them to stop. However, they broke a barricade and sped off. During their questioning, they said since the victim was in their car and it had tinted glass, they tried to flee.”
In her statement to police, the woman said Shakil picked her up from her house in Rohini, and took her to his flat in Ashok Vihar. She said Shakil also invited his friends.
“The victim alleged that the accused served her a drink laced with sedatives and Shakil and his friends took turns to rape her when she was in a semi-conscious state,” a police officer said.
The woman told police that later she was forced inside the car and the men were taking her to Rohini. “On finding a woman inside the car, the passengers were questioned. The woman alleged that the men had raped her,” an officer said.
The men were detained and after the woman’s medical examination confirmed rape, they were arrested.
Police said the main accused in the case, Irshad, knew the woman for the past one year. He works as a scrap dealer and the Santro belonged to him.
Meira Kumar visits victim
On Thursday evening, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar visited AIIMS to meet the family of the woman. Sources said Kumar spoke to the doctors and the family and assured of all help possible. She also promised a compensation of Rs 2 lakh from her discretionary fund. Kumar reportedly stayed with the family for an hour and has asked doctors at AIIMS to provide the best possible treatment to the woman.
I only feel ashamed on our legal and judiciary system that ook all these long to sentance the Delhi Gang Raped accused....umesh | 08-Feb-2013Reply | Forward Shame onbeing an Indian, shame on being a voter to bring the UPA to the rule, shame to be being under the rule of Shiela, should we take up arms to bring justice to the victims of our brohter/sisterhoods now, when the governance and the judiciary equally failed?????
Why did the women go to some Mad beggars house.raj | 08-Feb-2013Reply | Forward It is shocking to read that the women went the house of accused because he invited her!!!!. She should also be charged for immoral activities. Was she a rape victim or she is framing this men after seducing them.
Blame the victimK Durgasharan | 08-Feb-2013Reply | Forward So the woman is wrong just because she went to the man's house. How sick a society we have become to blame the woman even after mdeical examination has confirmed sexual abuse!