GURUGRAM: A 25-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by four men inside the office of a property dealer in DLF Phase 2 area on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The woman, originally from West Bengal, was also beaten up and her head banged against the wall when she tried to raise an alarm.
The woman eventually managed to escape from the office and run to a private security guard who was sitting nearby. Within 24 hours of the crime — coming against the backdrop of the Hathras gang rape — the four accused were arrested from different areas of the city. While one of them works as a cleaner in the office of the property dealer, the three others are delivery agents engaged with various online food platforms.
Police said the woman knew one of the accused, Rajan, and met him outside Sikanderpur metro station for some work around 12.30am. Rajan wasn’t alone. The other accused — Govind, Pawan and Pankaj — were with him.
The woman was taken to the office of High State Properties on Bougainvillea Marg, where Rajan works as a cleaner. According to the police, she had an argument with the four inside the office, following which they took turns to rape her. Since it was 1.30am, there was hardly anyone in the entire building.
“The woman told us she was beaten up first and then gang-raped. She suffered multiple injuries and is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital,” a police officer said.
Assistant police commissioner Karan Goel said the woman was kicked and punched repeatedly by the four, who also banged her head against the wall, when she put up a resistance. She tried to escape, but crashed against a glass door, which caused her further injuries.
However, the woman managed to run out and narrate her ordeal to a guard who was sitting nearby. “The guard called up the police control room and a PCR van from a police outpost on MG Road reached the spot. They took the woman to a private hospital nearby. From there, she was taken to a Sector 10 hospital and then to Medanta for treatment,” Goel said.
The police said they were trying to find out details about the woman and her occupation. Sources said she lived in Delhi’s Kalkaji.
An FIR was registered at DLF Phase 2 police station under IPC sections 376D, 323 and 506, accounting for gang rape, voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation, respectively.
By Sunday evening, the cops had managed to arrest all the four accused. Pankaj, a delivery executive, was picked up first from Chakkarpur. He spilled the beans on the location of the others. All the accused are in their mid-twenties and are originally from Bihar. “We have registered a case and arrested all the four accused,” Goel said.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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