Delhi woman alleges being raped by “about 23 men” in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

The victim complained to have been raped by “about 23 men” and was then dumped near the same spot where she was picked up from at around 4 am on September 26.

 

In yet another gruesome incidence of sexual assault, a 28-year-old woman from New Delhi was allegedly gang-raped by at least 23 men in Bikaner of Rajasthan on September 25. Following a complaint from the victim, the Bikaner police have arrested six accused in connection with the case.

Mentioning that she has a plot in Ridmalsar Purohitan, near Khatu Shyamji temple in the outskirts of Bikaner city, the victim said in her complaint, “After attending to the plot, at 2:30-3:00 pm, I was waiting on Jaipur road for a vehicle to go to Bikaner city when a camper approached me and two men got down. They asked where I was going and I said I’ve to go to Bikaner. They said that they can drop me off but I declined. However, they forced me into the camper while shutting my mouth with their hands.”

The Delhi woman alleged that the two prime accused then took her towards Palana via kutcha road and raped her before calling six more persons, who also raped her. According to the complaint, she was then taken to an “office building” where more men sexually assaulted her. The victim complained to have been raped by “about 23 men” and was then dumped near the same spot where she was picked up from at around 4 am on September 26. However, in a statement to the magistrate, the girl said that she was gang-raped by eight men.

In a statement to the media, Bikaner SP Sawai Singh Godara said, “She hails from Kerala and has a bangle business, which, apart from the piece of land she bought two years ago, kept bringing her here.”

However, Godara further added, “the accused have claimed that she was engaged by them as a sex worker through a tout. However, apart from the decided two persons, six more men allegedly forced themselves on her and so she approached the police. We are verifying all claims and are on the lookout for the alleged tout.”

The Jai Narayan Vyas Colony police have registered an FIR against the accused under sections 376 D (gang-rape), 366 (kidnapping), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

Sadar Circle Officer Rajendra Singh Rathore, the investigating officer in the case, said, “The girl had identified the duo as Raju and Subhash, we have arrested them, and four others.”

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