A 23-year-old girl who worked at a pub at a Gurgaon mall near Delhi says she was gang-raped last night. The police says the alleged victim was reportedly hired by the pub to engage with male customers.
However, the girl has refused to undergo medical test.
In her statement to the police, she has blamed a co-worker for her rape. She says that after she fought with him, he persuaded a group of six men at the pub to assault her.
She says she was with her brother and driver outside the Sahara Mall when six men overpowered her companions and forced her into their Maruti. She says she was taken to a flat nearby where she was raped. Then the men left her outside the Chhattarpur metro station.
Her brother and the driver are eye-witnesses to the alleged crime. Based on their description of the attackers, the police is preparing sketches that will be released soon. The police will also scan CCTV footage from the mall and the pub.
The cops have tracked down the car, but are still looking for the alleged kidnappers.
This incident though, is not an isolated one. On February 17, a 17-year-old girl was gangraped by five of her neighbours in a moving car in Noida, near Delhi. In January this year, a 20-year-old girl from Manipur was raped in Dwarka by a man who offered her a lift.
According to National Crime Records Bureau statistics, Delhi reported 414 rape cases in 2010 - numbers that make life in the National Capital Region very unsafe, especially for women.