Newly-wed woman confined, gang-raped for three days

Newly-wed woman confined, gang-raped for three days

A 20-year-old newly married woman was confined along with her husband in a room and gang-raped for three days in north-east Delhi’s Gokulpuri, by four unknown men who promised them a job, police said. Two of the main accused have been arrested and a hunt is on to nab two more.

The incident came to light on Wednesday after the rapists freed the couple and threatened them to return to their home town in Bihar. The distraught couple hired an autorickshaw and broke down before the auto driver, who happened to be a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

On hearing their harrowing tale of torture and abuse, the driver summoned his associates and reported the matter to the Gokulpuri police around 11 am.
A complaint was filed after taking the victim’s statement, and a medical examination of the victim conducted. Later, at least 200 AAP members gathered outside the police station and started protesting.

In her complaint, the victim said she got married to her 24-year-old husband a month ago and they were staying in Meerut in UP. Four days ago, they set out for Punjab in search of employment but the heavy rain and floods stopped them. The couple then went to Loni in Ghaziabad, looking for accommodation. There, they met four men, who promised to help them find accommodation and a job in Delhi. Unsuspecting, they fell for the trap and followed the foursome to Mustafabad at Gokulpuri, where they were taken to a room.

The four men bashed up the victim’s husband and took turns to rape her. After three days, on Wednesday morning the accused threatened to kill them if they speak out and threatened to stalk them until they leave the city for their home town, said a police officer. The victim also said that she was gang-raped in front of her husband and he was beaten for resisting. 

The police nabbed two of the accused, Ravi and Digambar, by afternoon.
The protesters, meanwhile, turned violent and damaged police and public vehicles, said the officer. Around a dozen protestors were detained. “We have detained and are questioning them for damaging police and public property,” said the officer, although no case has been registered against them.

The police roped in a non-government organisation to counsel the victim and her husband.

 

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