Rwandan girl raped several times: Cops

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 07, 2012 14:40 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A 24-year-old Rwandan girl was raped several times inside and outside a car by four men who were arrested here Thursday night, police said Friday.

"During interrogation they said that they abducted the girl from Timarpur area and raped her several times Dec 1," a police officer told IANS.

The girl had come to Delhi July to get a refugee status in India and was staying in Timarpur area with her Somalian brother since October. Earlier, she was staying in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar, police said.

On the evening of incident, she went to Gandhi Vihar market at 7.30 p.m. Four men - Deepak, Ashok, Vikas and Pravin, aged between 24-30 - forced her into their car and drove to the Yamuna river bank, where they raped her several times. They later dumped her in the same area at 9.30 p.m.

"When the the victim approached police the same night, they did not register her complaint because of language problems," said an officer.

Police registered the case Dec 3.

A police officer who was on duty at the police station on the night of the incident was transferred to police lines for dereliction of duty.

"All the four accused were arrested from Timarpur area. The car, which belongs to Deepak, has been impounded," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sindhu Pillai.

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