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Exactly after four years of Nirbhaya, woman raped in Delhi; accused arrested

Exactly four years after the horrid December 16 ‘Nirbhaya’ gang rape case, a girl was allegedly raped in a moving car in South Delhi’s Moti Bagh area on Thursday night. The driver has been arrested and the SX4 car seized.

The incident comes four years after the 2012 Delhi gang rape that triggered widespread protests, forcing the government to bring in a more stringent law to deal with rising crimes against women.

The woman, who lives in Noida, was in Delhi to look for a job. On her way home, she was waiting for a taxi when the accused man stopped and allegedly offered to drop her. The car has a Home Ministry sticker.
The woman has alleged that after driving a short distance, the driver parked at a deserted sport and raped her. Sensing trouble, the driver fled from the spot, leaving his car behind.

The PCR van took the victim to the police station where she filed a complaint and a medical checkup was conducted.

Investigations revealed that the car belongs to one Mohit Pawar, a resident of Kotla and the son of a head constable of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). He told the police that he bought the car a few months ago and appointed Aman as the driver a week ago.

Pawar told the police that the MHA sticker had expired and he had put it on the car’s windshield to avoid paying toll tax.

DCP, South Delhi, Eshwar Singh, said, “The car is not being employed by any government institution. It was learnt that the father of taxi owner works with the CISF.”

The accused driver had fled from the spot after leaving the car. He was later nabbed from his friend’s home. The police has registered a case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 357 and 376 and arrested the accused from his friend’s house.

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