New Delhi: Another rape case was reported in New Delhi, capital of India, just hours before Nirbhaya’s ashes were immersed in the Ganga.
According to Indian media reports, a 17-year-old girl studying in class XI of a prominent south Delhi school was allegedly sedated and raped by two men at a New Year’s party in the upscale Safdarjung Enclave area of south Delhi.
The girl had said in her statement that one of the accused had befriended her on a social networking site a few months ago. The accused had expressed his wish to meet the victim several times and use to chat with her online.
On New Year’s Eve, the accused convinced the girl to meet at a south Delhi market. Later, the girl was given a drink which was laced with a heavy dose of sedatives after which she began to feel dizzy.
The girl alleged that the accused then took turns to rape her inside the flat and then left her alone. They even threatened her with dire consequences if she disclosed the incident to anyone.
However, the girl managed to flee from their clutches after the accused left her alone and went out. The two accused, who work in leading IT companies, were arrested late at night after the girl approached Safdarjung Enclave police station. They live in Sarojini Nagar with their families. Both are in their late 20s. While one is a computer engineer with an IT company, the other works in the HR department of a blue-chip tech and consulting multinational, an officer said.
During interrogation, the accused accepted their involvement before the police and confessed to having lured the girl on pretext of meeting on New Years Eve, police said.