STAFF REPORTER, The Hindu, Dec 27, 2012

A 42-year-old married woman was gang-raped on Wednesday, allegedly by three persons, at an unknown place and dumped. One of the accused, who is known to the victim, has been detained and is being interrogated.

The incident came to light when one of the victim’s friends made a call to the police control room at 9.17 p.m. and the local police reached the spot opposite a government senior secondary school in Kalkaji. There they found the victim along with her friend.

The victim told the police that she was raped by an acquaintance, Dilip Verma, along with his two friends, at an unknown place. She was immediately taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and admitted.

The victim, who hails from Jaipur, later told the police that she had gone to a fair in Mathura on December 23 and after a three-day stay there decided to come to Delhi to buy clothes from Chandni Chowk.

On December 26 around 10 a.m., Dilip offered her a lift in his car saying that he was also going to the capital. He was accompanied by a woman and a toddler in the car which was being driven by a chauffeur, the victim told the police.

On reaching Delhi, Dilip dropped the woman and the child at an unknown place leaving the victim all alone with him and the driver. He then allegedly took her to an unknown place, where two of his friends were already present. The three gang-raped her, threatening her with dire consequences if she informed anyone.

They dumped her at an unknown place and drove away. She managed to reach Kalkaji and call her friend who in turn informed the police.

Based on the complaint, the police have registered a case under Section 376 (G) of the Indian Penal Code and detained Dilip, a resident of Agra.

Sources in the Delhi Police said that a few months ago the victim had filed a complaint of attempt to rape against Dilip, at the Sikandra police station in Agra, but the police did not register any case.