NEW DELHI: A class IX student of a public school in south Delhi was allegedly gang-raped by three men inside a car parked at a ground near Safdarjung Enclave on Tuesday night, police said.
The 17-year-old survivor was too scared to tell her parents about the assault but confided in a friend who informed the police around 1am on Wednesday morning. The accused are on the run.
The girl told the police that the accused Rohit, whom she knew through a friend, called around 8 pm that evening and asked her to come out and meet him. The men then drove around in the area for half an hour with her in the car. They then turned towards the Dussehra ground near Pilanji village and drove to the parking lot, where the assault took place.
The survivor said the men dropped her home after threatening her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the rape.
Rohit and the other two accused, Narender alias Ninder and Tinku, who was driving, are all residents of Pilanji. Police have impounded the Verna car used in the crime.
The girl’s friend called up the police, gave them the survivor’s contact details and told them that she was screaming on the phone while narrating her ordeal. Cops procured the call details of the number and the location of the mobile user.
After the girl had reached home, her father spotted her crying and asked what the matter was. The girl broke down and told her parents about her ordeal. The parents asked her to switch off her phone and were contemplating what they should do when police reached the house and took control of the situation.
The girl was taken for a medical examination and her statement recorded in presence of an NGO counsellor. Several teams were then dispatched to nab the accused on the basis of the information provided by the survivor.
A case of gang rape (376-G IPC), criminal intimidation (506) and wrongful confinement has been registered at the local police station.
By late Wednesday evening, police teams were raiding in several places in Delhi, UP and Haryana where they suspect the accused to have fled. Their friends and relatives have been interrogated and the cops are analyzing the call records of several numbers which the suspects are supposedly using.