A Nepalese woman was allegedly gang-raped by three people in New Delhi this week, making it the 11th such crime that has come to light in a month. One of the accused was arrested on Wednesday, and the search to nab the other two suspects is still on.
The accused, a man named Yogesh, is said to have lured the 22-year-old woman on the pretext of getting her a job. The police said Yogesh called the victim near a sweet shop on Monday, and then took her to his flat where his friends Amit and Sahil were already present.
Claiming they were celebrating Amit's birthday, the three men forced the victim to drink alcohol and then raped her. She, however, managed to escape and then filed a complaint with the police. She was sent for medical examination and an FIR was registered.
Spate of crimes against women
The incident is the most recent of several such crimes against women that have been reported in the country. In the past week, three gang rapes were reported from Uttar Pradesh.
A 19-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by four of her friends on Aug. 1. The UP police have arrested all four accused.
In another incident, a teacher was reportedly gang-raped by three persons on Aug. 2. However, the victim changed her statement on Wednesday and revealed to the police that her boyfriend and colleague had raped her and filmed the incident. The accused have been arrested.
On July 31, a mother and her 14-year-old daughter on their way with other family members to attend a funeral were allegedly gang-raped near Bulandshahr by bandits. Two of the main accused are absconding, while the police have arrested three people in connection with the case.
Another gang rape occurred on July 30, when a woman working as a duty attendant in a private hospital in Gurgaon was allegedly assaulted by two colleagues on the hospital premises. Both the accused have been arrested.
An accused was arrested on July 29 in Maharashtra in connection with a woman being gang-raped by her in-laws. On July 13, another gang rape was reported near the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The victim, a 14-year-old student of class 9, was killed after she was gang-raped by three labourers.
On July 28, a 16-year-old girl was raped, strangled to death and then set on fire by two men in Delhi. The two accused have been arrested.
On July 10, the apprehension of three suspects considered to be involved in the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in the Adilabad district of Telangana was reported.