Crime

Ragpickers Rape Goa Woman Waiting At Delhi Bus Stop, 1 Arrested

Mumbai: It all started on 16 September 2019, when a woman from Goa, was about to catch a bus from the Sarai Kale Khan bus stand but she reached early and decided to spend the night at nearby Indraprastha Park bus stop. While she was sleeping, two men Abdul Khalid and Munna dragged her to the bushes behind the bus stop, which is located on the Ring Road, and allegedly raped her.

They also assaulted her when she tried to resist, the woman managed to escape with the help of a motorist who stopped on hearing her screams. Khalid and Munna too fled the spot.

After a month, last Wednesday, police said they have arrested Khalid from the Sarai Kale Khan area following a tip-off, while they are still searching for Munna. Police said 4,000 vagabonds were verified to establish the identity of the suspects, rag pickers from Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli.

Khalid has confessed to the crime and said that he and Munna were in an inebriated state on the night of the incident. “During the investigation, clothes of the survivor in torn condition, her slippers and a ‘gamchha’ were recovered from the spot,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said. The accused admitted that the ‘gamchha’ or the towel belonged to him, he added.

Khalid has been produced before a court, he said, adding that raids are being conducted to nab Munna further he added.

(With PTI Inputs)

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