Youth evading arrest in rape case caught in north Delhi

Youth evading arrest in rape case caught in north Delhi
New Delhi: A 24-year-old man, allegedly involved in a gangrape case and evading police for the past 14 months, was arrested in north Delhi, police said .

Mukesh, a resident of east Delhi's Kalyanpuri, was apprehended from Lahori Gate area recently on a tip off, SS Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North), said.

In October 2009, he along with his two associates Sunny and Nisar allegedly abducted and raped an 18-year-old girl in Trilokpuri while she was returning home from work.

She was dragged into the house of Sunny and allegedly raped by Mukesh while the other two helped him rape her. Nisar and Sunny were arrested in this case and are in judicial custody while Mukesh was evading arrest.

"He was staying in a rented accommodation in Shakarpur and was not even contacting his near relatives also to avoid his arrest. We got a tip off that he was present in Lahori Gate area and we arrested him," Yadav said.

Mukesh has been declared proclaimed offender in at least six cases out of the 12 cases, including attempt to murder, robbery and burglary, registered against him.

He was declared was a bad character by police. He is married and has no regular source of income.