NEW DELHI: A 35 year old married woman was allegedly gang-raped by five unidentified men near Pratap Vihar along on an isolated stretch near NH-24 in Ghaziabad which lies in the national capital region on Friday night.
Police have registered a case of rape and criminal intimidation under section under section 376 D and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.
Victim in her complaint letter to the police said that around 8.30 pm, she was picked up by her brother from her office in Noida sector 63 and they moved towards their house in Kailash Nagar area of Ghaziabad.
According to the police, victim’s brother was riding the bike and she was on the pillion seat. They got stuck in traffic on NH-24 hence they took on the alternate shorter route. It is then they were stopped by five men and started misbehaving. When her brother tried to intervene, they thrashed him and she was dragged to bushes along a roadside where she was raped by each one of them. Later, they robbed them of cash and mobile phone and fled from the spot. She then reached to Vijay Nagar police station and reported the matter.
“We have registered the case. We have designated teams on the lookout for the five accused and combing the nearby areas” informed a senior police official.
The victim was sent for medical examination, where rape was confirmed.