Delhi Police on Monday arrested five men for allegedly raping a 30-year-old woman from Nepal. The victim claimed that one of the accused, an acquaintance, offered to drop her home but forcibly took her in a flat in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar and took turns to rape her in the early hours of Sunday.
In her attempt to escape, she jumped 20 feet from the balcony of the house and injured her legs. According to reports, three of the youths were BPO employees,while one worked in a financial firm, one was unemployed.
In her statement, she told police that she knew Vikas for the past few months. On Saturday night, 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 three other friends were already present. Vikas stepped out after sometime, leaving the woman with the five men,” said a senior police official quoting the woman’s complaint.
The five men, Lakshay Bhalla, Vikas Kumar, Naveen, Swarit and Prateek have been arrested. The CCTV footage shows the woman, naked, asking passers-by for help but nobody came to her aide. The people she approached simply stood there and stared at her. After a while, an auto-rickshaw stopped and offered to drop her.
When she got drunk, they allegedly locked her in the flat and took turns to rape her. They allegedly threatened her of dire consequences if she raised an alarm or attempted to escape from the flat.
“The woman was admitted to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital for medical treatment and examination. She has sustained minor injuries in her legs,” said the officer.
The woman lives with her two children in south Delhi’s Munirka area.