Women’s commission probes Noida gang rape

January 7th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Noida, Jan 7 (IANS) A National Commission for Women (NCW) team Wednesday came here to inquire into the alleged rape of a young woman by 10 men that has shocked residents of the Indian capital and surrounding areas. The team visited the Sector 39 police station in Noida, where the case was registered, and also met the victim, according to a commission member.

“We met the victim and her family members to collect details,” Neeva Konwar of the NCW told IANS.

The team also collected details of the incident from the Noida police, besides inquiring about the status of investigation.

The victim, a management student from south Delhi, had gone with her friend Amit Pawar, to the Great Indian Place Mall in Sector 18 market for shopping Monday.

According to the police, the girl and her friend in their WagonR car were returning to their homes in Delhi, when around 10 men intercepted them. They raped the girl after thrashing Pawar.

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

Police have arrested five of them while five are still at large.

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