Woman gangraped in Delhi, jumps 20 feet to escape

New Delhi: Five men have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 26-year-old woman in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar area.

The accused allegedly locked the victim in a flat and raped her in turns till the wee hours today and she jumped 20 feet from the balcony to escape.

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.

Police said based on the woman’s complaint, a case has been registered at Pandav Nagar police station.

The five men, Lakshay Bhalla, Vikas Kumar, Naveen, Swarit and Prateek have been arrested. The five accused work in different private call centres.

In her statement, she told police that she knew the main accused, Vikas, for the past few months. Last night, Vikas met her in Munirka and asked her to accompany him to his friend’s house for a party.

“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. The woman protested about the presence of others,” he said. The woman told police that the five forced her to consume alcohol.

When she got drunk, they allegedly locked her in the flat and took turns to rape her. They allegedly threatened her of dire consequences if she raised an alarm or attempted to escape from the flat.

“The woman was admitted to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital for medical treatment and examination. She has sustained minor injuries in her legs,” said the officer.

The woman lives with her two children in south Delhi’s Munirka area.