Woman gang-raped in Delhi, attackers arrested

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by four people, including an acquaintance, in Delhi's Swaroop Nagar, police said Thursday. All her attackers have been arrested.

The incident came to light Wednesday night when a Police Control Room (PCR) van tried to flag down a car which had tinted glasses, in the city's Burari area.

The car sped away seeing the PCR van. But a message was flashed to other PCR vans and the accused were nabbed.

"The car was chased, overtaken and all the accused - identified as Mohammed Shakil alias Ali, 23, Mohammed Irshad, 30, Mohammed Abid, 21, and Lajpatrai Sachdeva, 38 - were arrested around 2.53 a.m. Thursday," Deputy Commissioner of Police Sindhu Pillai said.

The victim was then rescued, Pillai added.

The woman told police that first she was gang-raped in Swaroop Nagar and later was assaulted again in the moving car.

"The victim, who knows Shakil, had gone to meet him in Swaroop Nagar Wednesday night. The accused was present with his three other friends, who took her to a nearby Uttarakhand Colony and gang-raped her," said Pillai.

"After committing the crime, the accused bundled the victim into a car and were heading towards Burari," he added.

"The medical report of the victim confirmed rape. A case against the accused has been registered," the official said.

The victim hails from 24-Parganas district in West Bengal and stays with her brother-in-law in Sector-16 of the capital's Rohini area.

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