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Gurgaon: Women bouncers fight off rape attempt in car

The incident took place at around 5 am when the women, both married and residents of Delhi’s Dakshinpuri, took a lift home after completing their night shift.

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon |
October 24, 2016 1:15:29 am

Two women working as bouncers at a private event management company in Gurgaon Saturday managed to foil a rape attempt at gunpoint in a moving car, police said. Both the accused have been arrested.

The incident took place at around 5 am when the women, both married and residents of Delhi’s Dakshinpuri, took a lift home after completing their night shift. Both women are 27 years of age, police said. Recounting the incident, the women, who did not wish to be identified, said there were two men in the vehicle when they boarded it at MG Road.

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They alleged that barely 10 minutes after they boarded, the man who was driving stopped the car by the side of the road, claiming that the man in the passenger seat needed to get off.

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“They said he needed to take his bag from the back of the vehicle, and he got into the seat next to us under that pretext. He then put his arm around my friend. When we asked him to behave himself, he started hitting us,” alleged one of the women.

“I tried to open the door so we could escape, but it was locked,” she said.

The other man, meanwhile, started driving.

The women alleged that the man who was driving pulled out a pistol and the duo asked them to hand over their valuables, eventually relieving them of their phones, the chains around their necks, and their salaries of Rs 28,000 each. After this, the women alleged, one of the men tried to rape them.

“After we gave them our things, the driver’s accomplice tried to force himself on my friend. She couldn’t fight him because he was on top of her… I tried to fight, but they hit me with their hands and the butt of the pistol,” said one of the women.

“I realised that we were in a do or die situation. The only thought in my head was to get to the steering wheel and make the vehicle crash so we could escape,” she said. She said that she managed to do this near IFFCO Chowk and the car crashed into a divider.

As the women got off the vehicle and a crowd began to gather, the men managed to escape with their valuables. But one of them was caught when he returned to collect his phone, which he had left in the vehicle, the women said.
“I think he felt he would not be noticed in the crowd and the confusion, so he returned, but my friend and I recognised him. Bystanders caught him and handed him over to the police,” said the woman.

A case has been registered at DLF Phase 2 police station. “We questioned the man, who led us to the one driving the vehicle,” said Station House Officer Sandeep Singh.

The driver has been identified as Vikas, who hails from Aligarh and had been residing in Gurgaon’s Firoz Gandhi colony. His accomplice, Pavan, hails from Bahadurgarh and resides in Partap Nagar in Gurgaon, said police.

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