A 23-year-old girl who worked at a pub at a Gurgaon mall near Delhi was allegedly gang-raped last night.
Media reports said the girl was inside a cab outside Sahara Mall when six men stopped the cab, dragged her out and forced her into their Maruti 800 car. She was abducted by the men at 2:30 am from the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road.
The victim told the police that after the pub closed at 2am, she had left for her house in Badarpur in South Delhi in a hired cab. Her 17-year-old brother was also with her. When their car reached near the Bristol Hotel, a car had overtaken the vehicle and forced it to stop.
Gurgaon's Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Maheshwar Dayal said, "We have registered a case of gangrape and abduction against unknown people."
The taxi driver on being questioned by reporters said, "I was afraid of my life. They came and took her. I could not do anything. There were six men."
The victim was later abandoned outside the Chhattarpur metro station.
Based on the driver's description of the attackers, the police is preparing sketches that will be released soon. The police will also scan CCTV footage from the mall and the pub.
This incident though, is not an isolated one.
On 17 February, a 17-year-old girl was gangraped by five of her neighbours in a moving car in Noida, near Delhi. In January this year, a 20-year-old girl from Manipur was raped in Dwarka by a man who offered her a lift.
2011 witnessed 12.03 percent rise in rape cases as compared to previous year. As many as 568 rapes took place in Delhi in the year as compared to 507 cases in 2010.
In her statement to the police, the victim has blamed a co-worker for her rape. She says that after she fought with him, he persuaded a group of six men at the pub to assault her.
The police said the alleged victim was reportedly hired by the pub to engage with male customers, reported NDTV.
Updated Date: Mar 12, 2012 18:11 PM