New Delhi: A 24-year-old woman from the Northeast was sexually assaulted near Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village on the pretext of being dropped home.
The victim is a native of Manipur. She is pursuing a language course from an institute in South Delhi. She was out with her cousins and friends on the weekend to visit Hauz Khas Village when the incident happened.
After the party, all of the friends dispersed and the woman started walking to her PG accommodation nearby when a youth offered to drop her home.
The woman was allegedly taken to the Deer Park area near Hauz Khas around 11.30 pm where she was sexually assaulted on an isolated stretch. She later reached the nearby police post and informed the police about the incident. A case has been registered and the police is on the lookout for the accused.
According to the police, a complaint has been received from a woman stating that on Saturday night, after visiting Hauz Khas Village, when she was returning, she was offered a drop home by an unknown person who stated that his vehicle was parked at some distance near Dear Park.
The accused on the pretext of guiding the complainant, led her to an isolated stretch in the adjoining area and committed sexual assault.
However, private security guards near the Hauz Khas Fort and Deer Park area have also alleged that they did not hear any commotion during the time of the said incident. She somehow managed to wrest free from her attacker and managed to call the police.
“We have registered a case of rape under IPC Section 376 and a thorough probe has been launched. Efforts are being made to ascertain the identity of the culprit with the help of the local intelligence and electronic surveillance,” said a senior police official.
“We have gathered vital clues in preliminary investigation, the accused will get arrested soon,” the police official added.
The woman, in the meantime, has undergone medical and counselling sessions. “We are in touch with the woman, and she is being provided counselling to help recover from the trauma,” the officer added.