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19-yr-old BPO employee gangraped in East Delhi

Nov 11, 2010 09:45 AM IST India India

New Delhi: In yet another incident that raises questions on the safety of women in the national capital, a 19-year-old call center employee was allegedly gangraped by an autorickshaw driver and his friends.

What is shocking is that the vicitm was held captive for 12 hours. The main accused has been arrested and the police is on the look out for others

The main accused -- 22 year-old Ramvir -- has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping the 19 year-old in East Delhi.

The incident took place at 5 am on the morning of Nov 3. The victim, who is also a student of Delhi University, was on her way to her pick-up point when a group of men in an autorickshaw pulled her inside the auto.

“They took me to a desolate location and gangraped me. They even threatened to kill me if I didn’t come whenever they asked me to,” the victim said.

The victim says she was held captive for almost twelve hours by the accused. The police is now on the lookout for the other three accused who are missing.

Meanwhile, the victim's mother has alleged that the police refused to cooperate with her in filing the case.

“They took almost four hours to file an FIR,” the victim’s mother told CNN-IBN.

The victim's mother was also instrumental in nabbing the accused. After the police failed to arrest the culprit, she called Ramvir, posing as the victim, to a city hospital from where he was arrested.

Incidentally, the arrest came on the day when the new Delhi Police Commissioner stressed on the need for police officers to be more sensitive towards women and juveniles.