Three men have been arrested for the gang-rape of a woman inside a toilet in Lok Nayak Hospital,Central Delhi.
Police said they assaulted her twice again before stabbing her to death.
Salman (24),a printing press worker,Arif (26),a butcher and Mohammaed Yahiya (26),a vegetable seller were arrested on Tuesday. Police are looking for the fourth accused.
The semi-naked body of the woman,in her 20s,was found on April 25 in the bushes near the hospitals burns ward,police said.
They have confessed to murdering the woman. We are questioning them to find out details of why they committed the crime, said Devesh Srivastava,Additional CP (Central). We are looking for the fourth accused. The womans body was highly decomposed and has not been identified yet.
The woman was in the hospital to meet a relative when the four men struck a conversation with her and offered to help her find her way around the hospital,police said. Investigations have revealed that she had met Yahiya around 20 days ago and had become friends with him.
Yahiya had lured her into joining him and his friends for dinner,police said. They misguided her into a toilet where they raped her taking turns and left,only to meet the woman again the next morning,said police.
This time they took her to a park nearby and raped her again. Its not clear so far why she went with them. We are trying to find out details, a police officer said.
Later that evening,the four men had dinner with her outside the hospital where they also consumed alcohol,the officer said,and later tried to rape her again in the hospitals toilet.
This time the woman raised the alarm and also abused one of the accused,after which they started beating her. One of them then took out a knife and stabbed her to death, the official said.
After murdering her,they dumped the body near the burns ward and then fled from the hospital,the officer said.