Cabbies gang rape 2 women near DelhiFriday, Jun 28, 2013, 11:40 IST | Place: Gurgaon | Agency: DNADNA Correspondent
Five men have been arrested for the rape. However, the two main accused are absconding.
Two women were raped in a taxi in the early hours of Thursday in Gurgaon. The police have arrested five men, but the two main accused are absconding.
The women, both 27-year-olds, had gone to Club 18, a pub in a Gurgaon mall on Wednesday night. Around 1 am, they came out of the pub and were offered a ride in a taxi; other than the taxi driver, there was one more person in the taxi.
The women, the police said, knew both the men in the taxi since they travelled regularly with these people, and got into the cab.
As soon as the taxi crossed MG Road, one of accused started misbehaving with the women, one of whom is married. The other accused, who was driving, stopped the car on the Gurgaon-Faridabad road and both of them took turns to rape both the women. One of the accused then called five of their other friends who were waiting for their call in another car.
By the time the five others reached the spot, one of the woman managed to escape from the taxi and ran to an under-construction site. She found the security guard and used his cell phone to call the police.
"Our PCR van was close to the area and immediately rushed towards there," said Gurgaon police commissioner Alok Mittal. "By then, the men had dumped the second girl and fled. The women were taken to Gurgaon Civil Hospital, and medical examination confirmed rape."
An FIR has been registered against seven people, all of whom are taxi drivers. The police arrested Harish (22), Satish (24), Mishar (25), Pramod (26) and Devender (27) by Thursday evening.
"On the basis of information provided by the women, we started hunting for the accused, and by 6:30 in the evening, our team arrested five of the seven accused on the outskirts of Gurgaon," said Mittal. "All the accused are taxi drivers and were acquainted with the women. The remaining two, who are absconding, will be arrested soon."