Twenty-year-old girl raped in moving car in Delhi's Moti Bagh area; accused's vehicle carried MHA sticker

Exactly four years since the gruesome 2012 Delhi gangrape, a twenty-year-old girl was raped in a moving car in Delhi's Moti Bagh are on Thursday night, reports said.

According to India Today, the girl was raped in a moving car bearing a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sticker. "The car is owned by a CISF head constable. The incident took place around 9 pm last night," it said.

 Twenty-year-old girl raped in moving car in Delhis Moti Bagh area; accuseds vehicle carried MHA sticker

Representational image. AFP

A NewsX report stated that the police have arrested the accused and seized the vehicle. The authorities are conducting further investigations.

The victim, India Today said, was reportedly waiting for a bus for Aiims. "She reportedly asked for a lift as this car passed by," it said.

The Hindu notes that the woman got into the vehicle but was molested during the journey. Upon resisting the driver's attempts, he pulled over in the Moti Bagh area and raped the woman. Following this, the driver abandoned the car and fled.

The report adds that she spotted a PCR vehicle and following a medical examination, the cops formed teams to arrest the accused. He was located at a friend's residence on Thursday morning.

Incidentally, just a week ago, another rape case was reported from the Moti Bagh area, in which a doctor at a South Delhi municipal hospital and his assistants were accused of gang raping a female intern on the pretext of a job offer.

Women's safety has been a concern in the National Capital, and the fact that the incident took place exactly four years after the Jyoti Singh rape case, where a working girl was raped in a moving bus, highlights how things don't seem to have changed much in the capital.

More details are awaited.

Updated Date: Dec 16, 2016 12:51:44 IST