(Trigger Warning: Descriptions of rape.)
A 52-year-old property dealer was arrested on Monday, 30 October, for the alleged gang rape of a woman while she was looking to rent a house in north Delhi's Burari area. Efforts are being made to nab his friend, who is also an accused in the case, the Delhi Police told The Quint.
What happened? According to the Delhi Police, the 32-year-old woman was looking for a rented accommodation and had gotten in touch with the accused, identified as Jitendra Singh, a property dealer in Burari.
In her complaint, the survivor said that Singh and his friend took her to a vacant flat where they allegedly gave her a drink laced with sedatives.
The woman reportedly fell unconscious after that, and the duo allegedly forced themselves upon her, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North Manoj Kumar Meena said.
Case filed: Based on the woman's complaint, the Burari police station filed a First Information Report (FIR) under sections 376(D) (gang rape), 328 (causing hurt using poison) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
While the property dealer was arrested on Monday, efforts are being made to nab the second "unknown" accused, police officials told The Quint.
The survivor's medical examination was done and her statement under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc) was recorded on Monday, DCP Meena added.
The accused is likely to be produced before a district court on Tuesday, 31 October, police stated, adding that further investigation was underway.