A 28-year-old Nepali woman jumped from a 20-feet-high balcony and injured her legs in east Delhi to escape five men, who allegedly raped her for hours. Police arrested all the accused.
The injured woman, a mother of two, walked on the streets without a shred of clothing, begging for help but no one came to her rescue, she told the police.
The victim claimed that one of the accused, Vikas, an acquaintance, offered to drop her home in south Delhi’s Munirka area but forcibly took her in a flat in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar and took turns to rape her on Sunday. According to reports, the accused allegedly locked the victim in the flat and raped her in turns till the early hours on Monday before she managed to jump off from the balcony to escape.
Four of them – Lakshay Bhalla, Vikas Kumar, Naveen and Prateek – work in call centers in Noida near Delhi. The fifth, Swarit is an engineer with Tech Mahindra.
“The woman left with him and on the way met two of his friends. The three brought her to the flat where their other friends were already present,” police said.
The CCTV footage shows the woman, naked, asking passers-by for help but nobody came to her aide. The people she approached simply stood there and stared at her. After a while, an auto-rickshaw stopped and offered to drop her.
The police said that the victim knew Vikas for the past few months and that he, along with four others, forced the victim to consume alcohol till she was inebriated and then allegedly went on to rape her. They allegedly threatened her of dire consequences if she raised an alarm or attempted to escape from the flat.
At around 5.30 am, the woman managed to reach the balcony and jumped off it. She alerted some passerby, one of who reportedly informed the police.
The woman was admitted to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital for medical treatment and examination.
Meanwhile, police said further investigation is on since the woman has been changing her statement.