34-year-old claims gan­grape in Vas­ant Kunj, po­lice probe

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO - Karn Pratap Singh karn.singh@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: A 34-year-old wo­man has told po­lice that was al­legedly sex­u­ally as­saulted by two uniden­ti­fied bike-borne men in south Delhi’s Nan­gli De­wat near Vas­ant Kunj on Tues­day night.

Po­lice said the wo­man from Noida in Ut­tar Pradesh was wait­ing for a cab near In­dian Spinal In­juries Cen­tre (ISIC) on Nan­gli De­wat-vas­ant Kunj road when the duo al­legedly grrabbed her and tried to drag her into some bushes. When she re­sisted, they al­legedly beat her up and fled on their mo­tor­cy­cle.

Po­lice said the al­leged crime took place around mid­night.

Ish­war Singh, DCP (south), said a case of gan­grape was reg­is­tered at the Vas­ant Kunj south po­lice sta­tion against un­known men on the wo­man’s com­plaint.

The po­lice said the wo­man has ear­lier filed two cases of rape, caus­ing med­i­cal ter­mi­na­tion of preg­nan­cies and sex­ual ha­rass­ment against her al­leged for­mer boyfriend at po­lice sta­tions in Greater Noida and Noida three months ago.

The DCP said the ac­cused was ar­rested in the rape and preg­nancy ter­mi­na­tion case by the Ut­tar Pradesh po­lice but was later man­aged to se­cure bail. The wo­man filed the sec­ond FIR soon af­ter he was re­leased on bail.

“We called him for ques­tion­ing too af­ter the wo­man filed com­plaint of the lat­est sex­ual as­sault case,” said Singh.

Dur­ing ques­tion­ing, the man told the po­lice that he was not present any­where near the crime scene on Tues­day night. A po­lice of­fi­cer said the man’s mo­bile phone lo­ca­tion was also not found in that area. “His ques­tion­ing is still on,” said the of­fi­cer.

Dur­ing the probe in her lat­est case, the of­fi­cer said, it was found that the wo­man had booked a cab at 11.40pm to travel a dis­tance of less than a kilo­me­tre. “As her jour­ney ended at an iso­lated place, the cab driver of­fered to drop her at a safe place with­out charg­ing any money. But the wo­man asked him to leave say­ing she would book an­other cab. The crime took place af­ter the cab driver left,” said the of­fi­cer.

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