Ugandan woman molested in moving car, four held

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A Ugandan woman was molested in a car by two hotel management graduates, along with two others, after she took a lift in their vehicle for going to her home here from Gurgaon, police said Saturday. All four accused have been arrested.

The incident took place Friday night when the victim was returning to her rented house in south Delhi's Chhatarpur area, police said.

One of the accused was arrested shortly after the incident as the woman, who showed rare courage, managed to drag him out of the vehicle with herself near west Delhi's Mahipalpur area, police said.

The accused were identified as Prakhar, Gagandeep, Sidesh and Swapnil, aged between 25-30. Three of them were arrested Saturday from different places in Delhi.

"All the accused belong to east Delhi's Mayur Vihar area. Two of them are said to be hotel management graduates," said a police officer.

The victim, who had come to Delhi in March on medical grounds, had gone to a night club at Bristol Hotel in Gurgaon, where she befriended the accused, police said.

"While returning from there, she was looking to hire a cab. The accused offered her a lift in their car and started molesting her on the way. On resisting the harassment, the accused beat her up and inflicted scratches on her body," said the officer.

The victim bravely fought the accused and also raised an alarm, police said.

"Near Mahipalpur, the accused tried to dump the victim out of the vehicle but she managed to drag one of them out of the car along with her, while the other three accused escaped," said the officer.

In the meantime, the woman managed to make a call to police and one of the accused was arrested from the spot, police said.

The co-accused were arrested following his questioning, police said.


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