Two teenage girls, including a minor, were allegedly gangraped by five youths in outer Delhi’s Aman Vihar area Wednesday, said police. The girls, 18 and 17 years old, had gone to a government park in the area with two friends when the accused targeted them around 6 pm, police added.
“The girls and their friends (both boys) were chatting when the accused arrived and misbehaved with the girls. When the boys with them objected, the accused assaulted and overpowered them. Then they raped the girls in front of them,” said a police officer. “The incident happened in an open agricultural field beside the park,” the officer added.
The girls fainted due to the sexual assault and the five accused fled from the spot, said police. Their friends called up the police and informed them about the crime, police added. In the meantime, people from the locality also gathered at the spot.
DCP (outer) Vikramjit Singh said four youths had been apprehended in the case so far. “Their identities cannot be disclosed at this point as their ages are being verified,” Singh added.
Police are scrutinising relevant documents of the four persons held to establish if they are juveniles. Sources said search is on for another person allegedly involved in the crime.
Police said based on the statement of the two girls, a case was registered under relevant sections of the IPC and medical examination confirmed sexual the assault. Both girls work in a factory, said police.