Gurugram: On Wednesday, a woman living in Delhi approached the police and alleged that 25 men in a forest on 3rd May raped her.
The woman was 22-years old and was lured into the forest by a man who had proposed to her for marriage and promised to introduce her to his parents. She was allegedly raped by 25 of his friends through the night and the next morning. The woman approached the cops 9 days after the incident took place after she eventually gathered the strength to narrate the tragedy.
The woman works as a domestic staffer in Delhi and has been living in the capital for the past 4 years. The woman met a man named Sagar on Facebook in January this year and the two had exchanged phone numbers. Sagar allegedly proposed to the woman after talking over the phone for a few months and also told her that he would like to introduce her to his parents. He then insisted that she come down to Hodal and meet his parents directly.
On 2nd May, the woman travelled to Hodal from Delhi to meet Sagar. But instead of taking her home, Sagar took her to a forest in the nearby Ramgarh village. Sagar’s brother Samundar and a group of his friends were consuming alcohol there.
When the woman reached the spot, the accused persons allegedly pounced on her and took turns to rape her. The next day, the woman was taken to a scrap dealer named Akash where she was allegedly raped by five men. As the woman’s condition deteriorated after repeated sexual assault, the five accused dumped her near the Badarpur border and escaped the scene.
On 12th May after 9 days of the alleged incident, the woman went to the police station in Hassanpur and complained of the accused persons. The woman told the police that she filed the complaint late as she was sick.
The station house officer at Hassanpur, Rajesh said that that they have arrested Sagar on Friday and continuous efforts are underway to nab the others accused of the rape.
A case was registered against the 25 accused persons under Section 376D (gang rape), Section 365 (kidnapping), Section 120B (criminal conspiracy), Section 34 (common intention) of the IPC.
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