Northeast woman raped in Hauz Khas village, culprit arrested

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hauz-khasaccusedThe incident happened on the late night of February 18 when the 24-year-old woman, a native of Nagaland, stepped out of a restaurant with her friends after a party in the Hauz Khas Village area around 12.30am.

“It was then that Raja, along with his friend, approached the women and offered to drop them home. The accomplice asked the victim’s friend to come with him in an auto, convincing her that it was a cheaper option. Raja then told the victim that her friend had gone towards the Deer Park. Then he took her to an isolated spot and raped her,” said DCP (south) Ishwar Singh.

“In a bid to free herself, the victim smashed Raja’s face with a stone. After threatening her with dire consequences, he scaled the wall of the park and fled,” he added.

To nab the culprits, more than 10 special teams were formed which were directly monitored by senior police officers.

According to a senior police officer, “The CCTV footage from one of the restaurants helped the police identify Raja’s accomplice because of his hairstyle and a white watch that he was wearing. His house was raided but he could not be found. He was later spotted sleeping in a park and was nabbed. His interrogation led to Raja’s arrest.”

Before fleeing away, Raja took the woman’s money and iPhone.

Interestingly, the 19-year-old rapist was earlier detained in another case of car battery theft — a month ago. But police had to let him go as they couldn’t find any evidence to prove his involvement in the crime.