The incident took place when the minor girl and her brother-in-law were returning from a relative’s house on Tuesday night
The three suspects intercepted the duo near Mandoli Jail and forcibly took them to an under-construction building
When the girl’s brother-in-law tried to save her, the suspects allegedly attacked him with knives
Delhi Police on Wednesday morning arrested three men, aged between 25 and 30 years, for allegedly gang-raping and robbing a 17-year-old girl in the national capital’s Harsh Vihar area.
New Delhi: In yet another incident of sexual violence reported from Delhi, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped at knifepoint in front of her brother-in-law at an isolated building in the national capital’s Harsh Vihar area on Tuesday night. Acting swiftly, police identified the suspects with the help of CCTV footage and arrested them on Wednesday morning. They have been booked for gang-rape, robbery and assault.
How it happened
Police said the teenage girl and her brother-in-law were returning after visiting a relative on Tuesday night. Around 10 pm, they were intercepted by the three suspects, identified as Shehzad, Rajeev and Ikram near Mandoli jail after they got off a bus. The trio allegedly harassed the girl, following which she admonished them.
Suddenly, the suspects pulled out knives and forced the duo to accompany them to an under-construction building, where they sexually assaulted the girl. They attacked her brother-in-law when he tried to save her. Later, they snatched the girl’s purse and fled on a bike, police said.
Suspects abandon bike, flee
“Based on the description provided by the survivor, the police team immediately began hunting for the suspects and soon spotted them not far from the crime spot. The police launched a chase that lasted three kilometres before the suspects found themselves cornered. They abandoned their motorcycle and ran into the streets and disappeared,” a report by Hindustan Times quoted joint commissioner of police (eastern range), Alok Kumar, as saying.
Police trace suspects with help of CCTV footage
Police then scanned the CCTV footage of the area. The trio was captured in one of the CCTVs. Thereafter, police identified them with the help of local residents. The girl’s purse has been recovered. During the probe, police also found that the motorcycle on which the trio fled was stolen.