Nigerian Woman Gang-raped in a Moving Car in Delhi, India

Police in Delhi today arrested four men in connection with
the alleged gangrape of a Nigerian woman in a moving car,
the latest in a series of sex attacks in the Indian
capital.According to AFP, the 35-year-old Nigerian woman,
who has been staying in India on a tourist visa, told police
the men kidnapped her after midnight this morning outside
a popular shopping mall in New Delhi’s Saket area before
bundling her into a car.

They then drove for around half an hour, during which time
the alleged gang rape took place, before
pushing her out of the vehicle.
The woman, who cannot be named, was finally rescued
after a passerby spotted her on the side of the road in
Mayur Vihar, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) away in east
Delhi.
“We have received a complaint from the woman and
investigations are on-going,” Delhi police spokesman Rajan
Bhagat told AFP.
“We have filed a case under relevant sections.”
Bhagat said the four men arrested were Indians, and the
car allegedly used had been impounded.
Local media, quoting police sources, said the victim was in
an inebriated condition at the time of her rescue and had
suffered minor injuries but was released from hospital by
this afternoon.
Nigerian embassy officials in New Delhi were not available
for comment.
The city sealed its reputation as India’s “rape capital” two
years ago when a medical student died after being gang-
raped on a moving bus, prompting mass protests and
triggering a series of policing and legal reforms.
Last year, a driver for US-based online taxi service Uber
allegedly sexually assaulted a woman passenger in New
Delhi while driving her home from a dinner.
Police figures released earlier this year said 2,069 rape
cases were registered in New Delhi during 2014, a 31
percent jump compared to the previous year. — AFPdelhi

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