New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Two of the three men accused of gang-raping a 17-year-old girl in the national capital in a car two days ago have been arrested, police said Thursday.
"Two of the accused, Narender and Rohit, have been arrested from their hideouts in Delhi. The third accused, Tinku, is still on the run," a police officer said.
All the accused are in their 20s. The three gang-raped the victim in a car Tuesday evening at Safdarjang Enclave in south Delhi.
The officer said the victim, a resident of Humayurpur village, knew all the three accused.
Explaining the sequence of events, the officer said the victim's friend Rohit asked her Tuesday evening to accompany him on a drive and she agreed.
"After they reached a certain point, two other friends of the man joined them in the car. The accused offered her a soft drink laced with sedatives," the officer said.
"When the girl became dizzy, the accused drove the car to an isolated parking lot in Pilanji village in south Delhi and took turns to rape her. They then dumped her near her house," the officer said.
The victim, a student of a private school in south Delhi, returned home around 8.30 p.m. Tuesday, but was initially too scared to speak of her ordeal.
"After her parents consoled her, she narrated her experience. Her father then encouraged her to file a complaint with the police. The complaint was received Wednesday," the officer said.
The car used for the crime was recovered Wednesday, the officer said.