Five held for rape of 30-year-old in Delhi; victim jumps off first floor to escape

The Delhi Police arrested five men on Sunday for allegedly raping a 30-year-old woman in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar. The woman reportedly had to jump off the first floor balcony of an apartment in a bid to escape the men, who had allegedly locked her up there.

Police are investigating a rape of a 30-year-old in Pandav Nagar. Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Police said that based on the woman's complaint, a case has been registered at the Pandav Nagar police station. The five accused worked in different private call centres in Noida.

The woman told the police that the men had held her captive from Saturday night till Sunday morning, taking turns to rape her.

The police said that the victim knew one of the accused from before and that he, along with four others, forced the victim to consume alcohol till she was inebriated and then allegedly went on to rape her.

A report in NDTV quoted Joint Commissioner of Police, Ravindra Yadav, saying, "The woman has alleged that she was gang-raped by five persons in a flat. She said that she came to the flat with one of the accused, who is a common friend,"

"She alleged that the accused was later joined by four of his friends and they gang-raped her. She objected and tried to get away by jumping off the balcony of the first floor apartment," Yadav said.

At around 5:30 am, the woman managed to reach the balcony and jumped. She alerted some people nearby about the sexual assault. One of them then informed the police.

The woman suffered minor injuries in her legs and was admitted to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Mar 14, 2017 10:13 AM

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