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Polish woman from Mathura raped,abandoned in Delhi

Police said the woman is married and has a two-year-old daughter.

Written by Shalini Narayan | New Delhi | Published: January 5, 2014 3:48:00 am

A 35-year-old Polish woman was allegedly abducted at knife-point,drugged and raped on the Mathura-Delhi highway on the night of January 2.

The woman had complained to the Paharganj police station on January 3 that she had been abducted. However,a medical examination found she was raped as well. A zero FIR was registered and the case was transferred to the Mathura police as the alleged incident happened under its jurisdiction.

Police said the woman is married and has a two-year-old daughter. She runs an exports business in Mathura and has been living in a rented house there for the past three years. She is also associated with a religious group in Mathura,they added.

In her statement to police,the woman said she was on her way to Delhi on the night of January 2 with her daughter. She took an e-rickshaw from her house and got off on the highway where she was waiting for a bus to reach Delhi.

She claimed that around 10 pm,a white car stopped next to her on the highway. “A man got off and pushed me into the car. He also pushed my daughter inside along with her pram. Before I realised what was happening,the man threatened me at knife-point and sprayed me with something,following which I fell unconscious,” a senior police officer quoted from the woman’s statement.

The woman said the next morning,when she regained consciousness,she was lying on a bench in Nizamuddin,Southeast Delhi. Her daughter was next to her,crying.

“The woman managed to ask a few passersby about where she could find a place to stay in the city. She was directed to Paharganj where she checked into a hotel. The woman was very scared and decided to compose herself before approaching police. Around 7 pm on January 3,she approached the Paharganj police station with a complaint that she had been abducted,” the officer said.

Police said an NGO member was called in and the woman was counselled. She was taken for a medical examination,which revealed that she was raped. Police sources said the woman was not aware of the fact that she had been raped.

A case under IPC sections of rape (376),abduction (365),poisoning (328) and criminal intimidation (506) was registered at the Paharganj police station.

“We conducted a medical examination which proved rape. We fulfilled all legal formalities and the case has been transferred to the Mathura police,” DCP (Central),Alok Kumar,said.

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