A 30-year-old Ugandan woman was allegedly molested by four men in a moving vehicle in Vasant Kunj, (an affluent residential colony located in South West Delhi district of Delhi, India) in the early hours of Saturday.
However, the yet to be identified woman put up stiff resistance and held on to one of the culprits even after being dumped from the vehicle. She handed him over to the police, leading to the arrest of the other three accused as well.
According to the police, the victim had gone to a nightclub in Gurgaon, where she met the four accused.
“They offered to drop her home while she was looking for a cab. She accepted the offer,” said a police officer.
Along the way, two men sitting with the victim started molesting her, said the officer. When she resisted, she was beaten up.
The victim continued to resist them and even tried to raise an alarm. Deterred by her attempts, the driver stopped the car near Mahipalpur and the men tried to dump her.
“But the victim managed to catch hold of one of the accused even as the remaining three sped away. She then called up the Police Control Room. When the police arrived, she handed over the man she had caught to the police.
She was then taken to a nearby hospital for treatment as she had sustained bruises during the attack,” said the officer.
Based on the information of the arrested accused, the three others, all in their early 20s, were arrested. All accused have been booked under Section 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code.
In another incident on Thursday night, a woman was molested while her husband’s throat was slit, allegedly by three men, near Talkatora Stadium in the Chanakyapuri Police Station area.
The accused had passed some remarks against the woman and when her husband intervened, he was brutally assaulted by the trio.
In a bid to save her husband from the attack, she stepped in. However, she was assaulted and molested by them.
In the melee, one of the attackers slit the man’s throat. Some passersby noticed the couple being attacked and nabbed one of the accused. They also rushed the couple to the nearby Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.
A case has been booked under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) 341 (wrongful restraint) and 509 (outraging modesty of a woman) of the IPC. Two of the three accused have been arrested, said the police.