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Delhi Woman Gangraped By Five Men, Jumps off Balcony to Escape

Five men have been arrested in the case. 

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India
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Signatures on an anti-rape banner. (Photo: Reuters)

Five men have been arrested after a 26-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped after being locked up in a flat in East Delhi’s Pandav Nagar on Saturday night. A senior police official said the woman sustained injuries to her legs after she attempted to flee the flat by jumping off a balcony.

A case has been registered at Pandav Nagar police station. Four of the accused work in call centres in Noida, while one is employed as an engineer in Tech Mahindra.

According to a Hindustan Times report, police are now on a lookout for a man named Kundan who is the “common link” between the woman and the five accused.

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The woman was brought to the flat by Vikas, her acquaintance, police said. According to PTI, she met Vikas in Munirka and he invited her to a 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,” police official 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 details of the case are unclear. A Times of India says that Vikas had offered to drop the woman home when the two other accused, who were in the car, forcibly took her to the flat in Pandav Nagar.

She jumped off the balcony in the wee hours of Sunday and managed to alert passersby, who in turn, alerted the police.

“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.

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CCTV Footage Recovered

A 17-second CCTV footage of the site has been recovered where the woman can be seen jumping from the first floor balcony without any clothes on. She is then helped by one of the passersby to get on her feet. She can be seen asking for help around, but to no avail. She then gets into an auto-rickshaw and leaves.

The HT report said that one of the passersby dialed the police who reached the spot and caught up with the auto she was in.

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