Delhi woman kidnapped, gang-raped, hair chopped over personal enmity, 4 arrestedtext_fields
New Delhi: In a yet another shocking incident reported from the national capital, a 20-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped, garlanded with slippers and then paraded with her face blackened and head tonsured.
The barbaric incident occurred in Kasturba Nagar area of the city on Wednesday and the accused are said to be illicit liquor sellers in the area. It has been alleged that the woman was also gang-raped.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Shahdara, R. Sathiyasundaram said that they have arrested four women in this connection.
He said that a case of sexual assault and abuse has been registered with the concerned police station.
"All possible help and counselling are being provided to the victim. We are taking the matter seriously. A team of elite officials have been formed to look into it, we will arrest all the accused soon," said the DCP.
A viral video of the incident showed the woman being attacked.
The incident is suspected to be the result of the woman's personal enmity with the accused, police said.
A source privy to the investigation told IANS that the victim woman has been living in Shahdara area for the past few years. The woman is married and has a child. A man who used to live in her neighborhood was in a one-sided affair with her. She had spurned his advances many times. A few days ago, the man had allegedly committed suicide.
His family believed that he committed suicide because of the woman. The family members of the man were angry after the incident and the women of the family were the ones who first attacked the victim.
Police are in the process of verifying the facts and allegations.
The woman is undergoing treatment in a hospital. Her condition is stated to be stable. Her statement has been recorded by the investigation official of the case.
The Delhi Commission of Women chief Swati Maliwal, in a tweet, stated that she was issuing a notice to the Delhi Police in connection with the crime. She called for the arrest of all the persons involved in the case, and demanded that the survivor's family be given security cover.
"A woman was gang-raped by the accused, who deals in illicit liquor business. She was made to wear a garland of shoes. Her face was blackened and she was paraded in the area. Most unfortunate incident. I am writing to Delhi Police to provide security to the woman and her family and take strong action against the accused," said Swati.