The Delhi Police on Friday arrested a man for raping a 20-year-old woman in a moving auto in the national capital's Moti Bagh area.
According to Times of India, the woman got into a vehicle at 9.30pm on Wednesday and was driven around for two hours before being allegedly raped by the driver after midnight, police said. "She reportedly asked for a lift as this vehicle passed by", it said. She managed to escape from there and informed the police.
The 20-year-old Noida resident came to Delhi in search of a job was reportedly raped by a cab driver when she was waiting for public transport near AIIMS around 11pm on Thursday. When she resisted, the driver stopped the vehicle somewhere in Moti Bagh and raped her.
Four years ago (16, December) same day Nirbhaya gang rape case scarred the country, same case reported in Delhi. "If it has been procured illegally, action will be taken against them", said Ishwar Singh, DCP (South). The accused driver had fled from the spot after leaving the vehicle. The owner's father works in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and is posted in Delhi. The operation was once again resumed after her medical examination was over at around 5.30 am on Thursday. Police later arrested the accused identified as Avneesh (28) and registered a case under IPC Section 376 (rape).
The accused driver had fled from the spot after leaving the vehicle. The police then traced the owner based on the car's registration number to Kotla Mubarakpur in South Delhi.
Around 1.30 PM, police zeroed down on the accused and by 2 PM, Avneesh was located in a slum situated in Moti Bagh area where he was about to begin drinking with a friend, he added.
'We rounded up his friends and acquaintances for questioning to get a lead on his whereabouts. He was brought to the police station and arrested after a brief interrogation, ' Singh briefed media personnel.