An 18-year-old girl was kept confined at an unidentified place in New Delhi by her former landlord's son who raped her repeatedly for 12 days, said police on Thursday. Her attacker has been arrested and hunt is now on for a woman who played a key role in the crime, police said.
On the complaint of the victim's family, her alleged attacker Naushaad was arrested on Wednesday from east Delhi's Shakarpur area.
"On January 23, the girl, who resides in Shakarpur, had gone to purchase medicines from a nearby area where the accused met her and took her in his car at a secluded place," said a police officer.
"The victim met an unknown woman at the place. The woman offered her a cold drink laced with sedatives. When the victim regained consciousness, she found herself raped. Since then, she was confined to the room and raped repeatedly for 12 days," said the officer citing the victim's complaint.
The accused left the girl in Shakarpur on Sunday and threatened her with dire consequences if she told her family members or police about the incident.
After reaching home, the victim told her family members who approached the police.
After arresting Naushad, police are trying to find out the hideout of the woman who had helped the man in the crime.