New Delhi: Six out of the 23 accused were arrested by police from Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Thursday night over the alleged gang rape of a Delhi woman.
The 28-year-old victim in her complaint said she was sexually assaulted by the 23 men after abducting her from the outskirts of Bikaner in broad daylight, when she was waiting for a vehicle.
In her statement, recorded on Thursday evening under section 164 of the CrPC before a magistrate, she identified eight of the accused who raped her repeatedly. All the accused arrested by Bikaner police are between 20 and 27 years of age.
Circle Officer (CO) of Sadar area and the investigation officer Rajendra Singh confirmed the arrests of Bhavarlal (27), Subhash (27), Manoj (23), Rajuram (20) all residents of Barsinghsar village and Jugalkishor (24), Madanlal (22) of Palana village.
The arrests were made two days after the woman had complained to the Bikaner district superintendent of police on Tuesday about the incident.
The woman said two men dragged her inside an SUV while she was waiting for transport near Khatu Shyam Mandir on the Jaipur Road at 2:30pm on Monday. The two men then called up six others, who also assaulted her in the car. The ordeal didn’t end there as she was then taken to a government power substation, where more men assaulted her, she alleged.