27-year-old held for rape, prostitution racket

27-year-old held for rape, prostitution racket

A 27-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in south Delhi’s Bindapur last month. The woman told police that Rahul Kumar had also forced her into prostitution.

Police said Uttam Nagar-resident Kumar was also running an extortion racket by setting honey traps with prostitutes. He had allegedly pushed a businessman from the balcony of a building last month for refusing to hire prostitutes from him. 

The woman was rescued on February 23. “She claimed to have been kept captive by Kumar at a rented flat for two months. She was repeatedly raped and also forced into prostitution,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav.

It is alleged that Kumar used to bring four or five customers to her every day. On her complaint, a case under the IPC and Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act was registered with Bindapur police station.

A probe revealed that Kumar and his accomplices had also lured a businessman, offering to provide him with a prostitute on February 18. They took him to a flat where they showed him four women.

“Kumar paraded the women before the businessman who sensed  something suspicious and backed out, police said. On this, the gang got upset and thrashed the businessman. He was also robbed of cash, jewellery and mobile phones. They also threatened to send his nude photographs to his family members.

The businessman somehow managed to reach the balcony of the flat. “The gang then threw him out of the balcony. He survived with serious injuries,” Yadav said. Another case under section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) of the IPC was registered with Bindapur police station. 

On Tuesday, Kumar was arrested in a raid at Uttam Nagar. 

Kumar hails from Jharkhand and came to Delhi in search of a job in 2008. In 2012, he came in contact with a pimp Sunny and began to assist him. “Kumar learnt the tricks of prostitution and started working independently. He used to hire flats and forcibly keep women there,” Yadav added.

Kumar had businessmen and property dealers as his clients. The gang used to film the clients in compromising positions for extortion and robbery.


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