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Delhi horror: Teenager abducted, gangraped; 3 arrested, juvenile apprehended

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 May 2022, 13:00 IST
Delhi abduction and gang-rape case.

In a horrifying incident reported from the national capital, three people and a minor has been taken into police custody in connection with the abduction and gang-rape of a minor girl. The 13-year-old, was reported missing from her residence in South Delhi, the victim was allegedly kidnapped, gangraped, and later abandoned in Tigri area.

As maintained by the police, the girl's family said that she left her house around 5 pm on April 24. When she didn’t come back home, her father thought she went to a friend’s house or must be with relatives. Later, her parents registered a police complaint on the basis of which a case of kidnapping was lodged on April 26.

On 1st May, police received informations from informers that one of the accused is in South Delhi and the boy was taken into police custody. On his instance, other three accused were arrested and they confessed to their crime but couldn't reveal the victim's identity.

There after, the police were alerted about the minor girl by a local woman who saw the posters of the missing girl.

When the police rescued the missing girl from near Saket Metro station, she was under the influence of some drugs. She was then taken for a medical examination at AIIMS where sexual abuse was confirmed.

So far, four people have been taken into police custody. The three arrested accused have been identified as Mohit (20), Aakash (19), Shahrukh (20). All of them along with the juvenile have been charged under sections of kidnapping, gangrape of minor, wrongful confinement, criminal conspiracy and under the POCSO Act, police said.

In the time of questioning, the accused disclosed that on the day of the crime, the girl had left for the market to buy vegetables at around 5 pm. She took an auto to Shani bazaar, which was around two kilometers from her residence. The auto was being driven by Shahrukh. Instead of leaving her at the market, he called his two friends -- Akash and the juvenile and took her to Okhla, where they gave her spiked cold drink in the auto and abused her.

"Thereafter, they brought her to JJ Camp, Tigri, where one more boy, Salman Chessy, along with four boys joined and made forcible relations. They spent the whole night there," police said.

Next day, the victim was taken to Kosi Kalan, Mathura where they kept her for a day, and the next day, they brought her back to the national capital and left her in the Tigri locality.

"Efforts are being made to establish the identity of the other accused and to apprehend them. The auto in which the accused travelled with the girl is also being traced. Further investigation into the matter is underway," police said.

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First published: 19 May 2022, 13:00 IST