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 womans 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.