A 17-year-old Delhi girl, who was taken to Jaipur by a married couple on the pretext of a job, was allegedly gangraped by 10 persons in a hotel there last week.
As reported by Indian Express, the girl, who belongs from an economically backward family, was looking for a job to meet her family’s daily needs.
She approached the couple – Rocky and Rani- who lived in her neighbourhood and claimed to have given jobs to several women in Delhi-NCR and nearby cities.
A police official said:
“On August 30, the couple allegedly took the girl to Jaipur and booked her into a hotel where one of the accused, Mahesh, works as a manager. Mahesh and his associates allegedly raped her in turns over several hours until the girl managed to escape. She took a bus and reached Delhi on August 31.”
On September 1, the girl filed a complaint at Mangolpuri police station.
The police have arrested six persons including the couple, while a search is on to nab the rest.
During questioning, the couple confessed to their crime. A team was later sent to Jaipur where some other accused were arrested.
A case of gangrape, human trafficking and kidnapping has been registered. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Vikramjit Singh said:
“The six persons arrested so far in connection with the incident have been identified as Rocky, Rani, Mahesh, Anil, Arjun and Kamal.”
It also emerged during interrogation that the same hotel was earlier raided by police for allegedly running prostitution rackets.
A police officer said:
“We are now trying to ascertain the identities of the five accused who are absconding. CCTV footage obtained from the hotel and nearby premises is also being monitored. We are also checking if the couple has criminal cases registered against them.”
According to a recent National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, Delhi alone reported 1,813 rapes per one lakh members of the population in 2014, up from 1,441 in 2013. The figure for Mumbai was 607 cases and Kolkata with 36 cases.