Drunk woman cries rape, retracts when sober

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 14:10 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A woman, who was found drunk by PCR van personnel early Monday, alleged that she was raped by a man. She retracted her statement on regaining sobriety later, police said.

The 27-year-old woman flagged down a Police Control Room (PCR) van around 3.30 a.m. Monday and told police that she was raped by an unidentified man who had dragged her into his car when she was going to her house in west Delhi's Mangolpuri, said a police officer.

"The woman was roaming around drunk. She was taken to west Delhi's Mianwali Nagar police station to register her statement. When she got sober, she retracted her statement," the officer added.

"On seeing the PCR van, the woman concocted the rape story to avoid questioning," said the officer.

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