A 14-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped by six persons including her neighbour inside an SUV in a village near southwest Delhi’s Najafgarh area, said police Friday. The girl was going to school Thursday morning when the accused kidnapped her, said the police. Five of the six accused have been arrested. Among those held is her neighbour, said the police.
Joint Commissioner of Police (southwestern range) Dependra Pathak said the arrested accused were identified as Rahul (19), Suraj (19), Sandeep (21), Ramesh (27) and Narender (20). The accused on the run was identified as Aman (23).
DCP (West) Pushpendra Kumar said, “On December 10, the girl was heading towards her school at 7.30 am when her neighbour and two of his friends pulled her into their vehicle. The other accused were in the vehicle. They took her to an isolated area and raped her. When she objected and tried to scream, they threatened to kill her.”
According to a source, the accused had toyed with the idea of killing her because she knew her neighbour. The incident came to light after a villager noticed something amiss and informed assistant sub-inspector Om Prakash, posted with traffic unit. Prakash approached a police control room (PCR) nearby. “Police managed to confront the accused and rescue the girl. As the men were being nabbed, one of them managed to escape,” said Kumar.
The girl has been admitted to a hospital. “We have impounded the vehicle in which the accused allegedly raped the girl. It is
registered in the name of a private enterprise and it’s driver is among those held. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act. Efforts are on to nab the sixth accused,” said Kumar.