Woman gang-raped, dumped on road in Delhi

New Delhi


A 42-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by three people and dumped in a south Delhi locality late Wednesday, police said Thursday. One of the accused, identified as Dilip Verma, has been arrested.

The woman, who runs a boutique in Jaipur in Rajasthan, was dumped outside a school in Kalkaji area of the capital around 10 p.m. Wednesday. A case has been registered at the Kalkaji police station.

In her statement, she told the police that she knew Verma for the last five years and met him in the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.

"The woman said she had to come to Delhi for some work, so she accompanied Verma in his car. Later, the accused was joined by two more people and the trio raped her in the moving car," a police official told IANS.

Police said the other two accused are auto-drivers.

"She was taken to AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) for a medical check-up after a complaint was lodged. Dilip Verma has been taken into custody," the official said.

The incident took place days after a 23-year-old physiotherapist was gang-raped and brutally tortured by five men and a juvenile in a moving bus in the city. - IANS