New Delhi: A 25-year-old woman returning home after watching a movie was abducted and gang-raped in a moving car by three men, police said on Thursday. All three accused have been arrested.
The woman, accompanied by a female friend, was returning home after watching a movie at PVR Priya in Vasant Vihar in south Delhi around 3.15 a.m. on Wednesday when she was abducted.
In her police complaint, the woman said the accused raped her inside the moving car before dumping her near Poorvi Marg in the Vasant Vihar area.
The woman's friend made a call to the police control room immediately when the woman was kidnapped. She later told police that the two of them were walking towards Munirka when the three men riding a car approached them.
"One of the men pulled my friend inside the vehicle and drove away," the police officer quoted her as saying.
The car was traced since the victim's friend had noted down its registration number.
"With the help of its registration number, we traced the car owner in Geeta Colony (east Delhi). The accused were arrested within hours after the medical examination of the woman confirmed rape," the officer said.
The accused—identified as Udit, 30, Vineet, 23, and Rajveer, 22— were later sent to judicial custody by a local court on Wednesday.
Police said that Udit is a driver by profession while the other two culprits are jobless. All the accused are the residents of Nangal Dewat area in south Delhi.
"The accused are first time offenders. We could not find any past criminal records against them," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Nupur Prasad told IANS, adding the whole operation was completed within an hour after the accused were tracked down to a location in Geeta Colony.
In a similar incident last week, a woman had alleged that she was gangraped in a moving car and was dropped in south Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin area nearly two-hours after a drive. However, the case was later found to be fake and the woman was arrested along with his brother for extorting Rs. 10 lakh for withdrawing the gangrape complaint.