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Computer teacher gangraped,assaulted on way home

A 20-year-old computer teacher at a private institute was gangraped and physically assaulted near the railway tracks in Sultanpuri,West Delhi,on Monday evening.

A 20-year-old computer teacher at a private institute was gangraped and physically assaulted near the railway tracks in Sultanpuri,West Delhi,on Monday evening.

The victim is in the intensive care unit of Sanjay Gandhi Hospital.

According to the police,the victim was walking back home around 7.15 pm Monday with a male colleague when they were attacked by five men. Both live in Sultanpuri,the police said.

A BCom student,the victim teaches computers at Raja institute in Puthkala.

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The victim’s father,Satbir,said on Tuesday that the two were walking past a railway crossing on their way home. There was a jam at the crossing as a train had stopped there. They decided to cross the tracks a little further ahead.

They were attacked at this spot — “a few minutes from the jam,” Satbir said.

The tracks where the incident took place runs between a cluster of four schools on one side and slums on the other. The road isn’t much travelled and residents say it is home to gamblers,drug dealers,drunkards and other anti-social elements.

“The men waylaid my daughter and Satyaprakash and two of them beat him up badly,” said Satbir,who runs a small cellphone and watch shop in Nangloi.

According to the police,the assailants forcibly carried the victim to the nearby bushes and raped her by turn. She was then physically assaulted and left near the pits,surrounded by dense vegetation.

The assailants are still at large,the police said.

An officer said a policeman on patrol heard the victim’s cries more than an hour later and called the Police Control Room. She was then rushed to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital.

Satbir said Satyaprakash did not inform either the police or her home even after he saw the assailants carry her away. “He just went home — he later said he tried dialling the PCR but found it busy,” Satbir said.

Satyaprakash has been detained for his “questionable role” in the incident,an officer said.

Satbir said his daughter is being treated for various injuries and severe bleeding. “Her eyes are swollen,her face is unrecognisable. Her body has 15 wounds — I can’t bear to look at her.”

In her statement to the police,the victim said she couldn’t remember the faces of the assailants since it was dark. Satyaprakash has reportedly told police that he could recognise the two men who beat him up.

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According to reports,there was a dispute between officials of Nangloi and Sultanpuri police stations over jurisdiction of the case,which is understood to have resulted in a delay in beginning the probe. Told about this during his interaction with the media today,Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal said he will conduct an inquiry. “Even if it is half an hour delay,we cannot tolerate it. The delay is totally against our policy,” he said.