Management student gangraped in Noida, five arrested

January 6th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Noida, Jan 6 (IANS) A 21-year-old management student from south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar area was waylaid by around 10 youths when she was leaving a Noida shopping mall along with a friend Monday evening, taken to a desolate spot and raped by turns. Five of the men were arrested Tuesday, the police said.The victim had gone with her friend Amit Pawar, a resident of south Delhi’s Hauz Khas locality, to the Great Indian Place Mall in Sector 18 market here for shopping.

The police said the victim and her friend, both classmates at a private management institute in Noida, were sitting in their WagonR car when around 10 men on three motorbikes waylaid their car.

The men, in their early 20s and residents of Garhi Chaukhandi village in Sector 58, were returning after playing a cricket match.

“The accused were carrying cricket bats and wickets. They got down from their bikes and one of them took the wheels of the car. The other men thrashed Pawar and they drove the car to a secluded spot in Noida-Sector 71,” said a police officer.

“They then allegedly took turns to rape the victim. The men fled after taking away the mobile phones of the girl and her friend with them,” the officer said.

After the assault, the victim and her friend reached their homes and told their parents about the incident.

Superintendent of Police (Noida) A.K. Tripathi said, “The victim reported the matter to police at 1.30 a.m. and we arrested five men within 12 hours of the incident.”

“In the primary medical tests, no internal injuries were found on her body. She would be taken for further tests,” Tripathi said.

The police said they have registered a case under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 376 (rape), 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) and 342 (wrongful confinement) and arrested the five main accused.

“We are now looking for five other men who are involved in the incident,” Tripathi added.

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