January 7, 2009 1:55:12 am
An 18-year-old management student was allegedly gangraped in Noida some time after 5 pm on Monday evening,by 10 men on motorcycles who intercepted the car in which the girl was travelling with a male friend. According to the FIR lodged by the victims friend,the incident happened in Sector 39,not far from Great India Place mall where the two had gone shopping.
Five of the accused had been arrested within 12 hours of the incident,Noida police said. A hunt was on for the other five. The accused are men between 18 to 25 years. Several of them are students of Inter College,Noida,police said.
According to the FIR,the men,riding three motorcycles and carrying cricket bats and stumps,overtook the Wagon R the victim was in,and forced it to stop.
It was around 5 pm when the boys starting troubling us. They overpowered us and hit us with cricket bats and wickets and snatched our mobile phones. They took the car to the jungle where they raped her, the girls friend wrote in his FIR with the Sector 39 police.
Ashok Tripathi,SP (City),however,said that the arrested men had told the police that they abducted the girl from Pushta Parthala,where she was sitting and chatting with the friend. The boys were returning from village Pachota,Bulandshahr after playing a cricket match. On the way,they saw the two and raped the girl in the fields, Tripathi said.
Police have also detained a brother of one of the accused,who is a driver with a senior police officer. He told The Indian Express: My brother,whose name is Little,and his friends kidnapped the girl and raped her in the woods near Parthala. He is absconding and I have no idea where is he hiding.
All the arrested accused belong to village Garhi Chowkhanda,Sector 58.
Police identified them as Pushpendra,Srikant,Sanjay,Sudhir and Gautam. Two motorcycles,a Pulsar (UP 16 L 4619) and a Splendor (UP 16 B 5540) have been seized.
Tripathi claimed credit for the commendable job the police had done in arresting the suspects soon after the complaint was filed. The FIR was registered around 1.30 am. The act of acting swiftly and arresting the accused is a commendable task, he said.
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