Before Woman’s Gang-Rape In Gurgaon, Attackers Choked Her Crying Baby

The woman was raped for four hours before she was dumped on the road, say the police.

GURGAON: One of the three men who allegedly raped a young mother in an auto rickshaw in Gurgaon after throwing her nine-month-old baby onto the road last week has been arrested after a massive hunt, the police said today.

The man, identified as Yogender, has admitted to the crime, said Gurgaon police chief Sandeep Khirwar. His companions Jaykesh – the driver of the auto rickshaw – and Amit, are still missing.

A woman police officer has been suspended for not acting sooner on the woman’s complaint.

Last Monday, the 23-year-old woman left her home with her baby daughter after a dispute in her village. On her way to her parents’ home, she first took a ride on a truck but got off after the driver molested her. Then an auto rickshaw stopped and offered her a ride. The three men inside attacked her, and afraid that the baby’s crying would raise an alarm, threw her out.

“All of the accused contributed to the child’s murder, they smothered her. The death was due to asphyxia,” said Mr Khirwar.

The woman was raped for four hours before she was dumped on the road, say the police.

She returned to pick up her baby lying in the middle of the road, hopeful that she was alive.

When a Gurgaon hospital told her the child was dead, she couldn’t believe it. Holding the dead baby, she travelled on the metro to Delhi for the AIIMS hospital. When the hospital confirmed the death, she returned to Gurgaon on the metro.

The police allegedly did not register an FIR or First Information Report and included the gang-rape charge only five days after the incident.

“There may have been some lapse on the part of the police. We have suspended the lady ACP (Assistant Commissioner of Police) who delayed the FIR by a day,” admitted the police chief.

“Our senior officers, when they got to know that she has been raped, we got her statement and physical examination.”

Over 50 auto-drivers were questioned and some detained over the past few days. “We have got to the accused through human intelligence and technical assistance,” Mr Khirwar told reporters.

 

Source: NDTV

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