Mumbai girl claims 'gang raped her' but cops say it was 'misbehaviour'

Woman refuses to undergo medical examination

Mumbai girl claims 'gang raped her' but cops say it was 'misbehaviour'

A female employee at a massage parlour has claimed in a complaint to the police that four unidentified men abducted her in a car, took her to Bellandur and raped her before she managed to run to an apartment complex in Whitefield on Saturday night.

The suspects tracked her down and pushed her from a second-floor flat, she said.

Police sources, however, said a friend of the woman’s, who hails from Mumbai, had called her and picked her up at Malleswaram 18th Cross. Two friends of the man later got into the car on its way to Bellandur. They started misbehaving with her but she resisted their overtures. She then got out of the car and ran to an apartment complex. But the suspects chased her and tracked her down. In her efforts to escape their clutches, the woman lost balance and fell off the building, fracturing her leg.

The woman, aged about 24 years, works at a massage parlour on Double Road, Shanthinagar. In her complaint, she said she was waiting for the bus around 9 pm after leaving office when the four suspects arrived there and offered to drop her at her home. She trusted them and got into the car. They drove off to Bellandur. En route, they dragged her out of the car and raped her. Later, they dragged her into the car and drove towards Whitefield around 10 pm.

But the car slowed down due to some technical problem, and she managed to push the door open and run out. The suspects too got out of the car and went after her. She ran into an apartment block and hurried up to the second floor. The suspects caught her and pushed her from the second floor. As she fractured her leg, they ran away, she added in the complaint.

Some residents called the police who rushed to the spot and took her to the hospital. The woman was taken to Victoria Hospital as she fractured her legs.

The police have registered a case under Sections 366 (abduction), 376 (rape), 307 (attempt to murder) and 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) of the IPC.

The police said the woman had refused to undergo medical examination, as is mandated in rape cases. Doctors had given a report to this effect. The police further said they had “definite” leads about the suspects and would arrest them in a few days.

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