A woman was abducted from Gurgaon and thrown out of a car in Greater Noida early today after being allegedly raped for hours by three men as they drove through the National Capital Region, police said.
Echoing the horror of the IMT Manesar gangrape less than a month ago, the 35-year-old was found outside Chacha Ka Restaurant in Greater Noida s Golf Links, a long distance from where she had been abducted, at about 4 am when it was still dark.
The woman, who was visiting from Bharatpur in Rajasthan, was walking in Sohna around 8 pm last night when she was pulled into a Swift car by the men.
Police in Noida and Gurgaon, the two satellite towns flanking the national capital, were jointly investigating the case.
“We have registered a case in Kasna police station on the complaint of the victim and made three teams which are taking help from the Gurgaon police…,” Love Kumar, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Gautam Budh Nagar, told PTI.
“We are examining the spot and sequence of crime from Gurgaon and Greater Noida‘s Kasna area,” Kumar added.
She was taken for medical examination to Yatharth hospital in Greater Noida.
We are in the process of recording her statements, the officer said.
The woman, who had come to Gurgaon about 10-15 days ago and was staying with family in the Sohna area, told police that the men took turns to rape her in the moving car for at least four to five hours.
After driving through Delhi, they reached Greater Noida where they threw her out in a dark spot before escaping, police said.
They also allegedly threatened her with dire consequences if she approached the police.
She shared the story of what happened with locals who informed police in Gautam Budh Nagar.
“Some beer bottles were also found from the spot which indicates that the accused persons were inebriated at the time,” a police officer said.
Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said police teams were examining CCTV footage of major roads in the NCR region to get some clues.
No arrests have been made as yet.
Three weeks ago, on May 29, a woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped in Gurgaon‘s Manesar area, not too far from Sohna. Her nine-month-old baby killed to smother her cries, she, too, was left on the roadside after about four hours.
The incidents underscore that women continue to vulnerable in the region, more than four years after the Dec 16, 2012 gangrape and murder of physiotherapy intern Jyoti Pandey.
The incident also puts the spotlight on poor police patrolling, not just in Gurgaon and Greater Noida but also New Delhi where they drove through undetected.