NEW DELHI- A 34-year-old woman from Assam was allegedly raped by a “friend” in a car near Hero Honda chowk in Gurugram, police said on Thursday, PTI reported.
According to the woman, a private firm employee, she was in touch with the accused, Sandeep, for the past few days and had been talking to him on the phone, The report said.
On Monday, when she left her Sector 37 office, Sandeep, 40, offered to pick her up from Hero Honda chowk, police said.
“I sat in his car and after talking for some time, he raped me in the car and also threatened to kill me,” the woman said in her complaint, according to police.
Following her complaint, Sandeep, a resident of Jhajjar, was booked under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC at Sector 37 Police Station on Wednesday and arrested on Thursday.
“The accused confessed to the crime. He was produced in a city court today and sent into judicial custody,” said Inspector Sunita, Station House Officer, Sector 37 Police Station.
On the other hand, hundreds of protesters, including women, under the banner of Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) and Assam Cha Jonogusthee Jatiya Mahasabha blocked Tinsukia-Duliahan Road on Wednesday for two hours to protest the police’s failure to nab an alleged rapist of a minor. Later, the blockade was lifted after the Tinsukia DSP assured the protesters of taking action.
The memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner Tinsukia stated that one Samudre Roy (53) of Ktani Gaon under Bordubi PS allegedly raped a VI standard girl of the same village on March 20 and her family members lodged an FIR on March 21. But till now, the police failed to arrest the culprit. The protesters demanded arrest of the rapist within 48 hours besides compensation to the victim and to arrange education for the minor.