In yet another “sad but not so surprising” incident from Delhi, a 25-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a car by a Facebook friend in the parking lot of Select Citywalk Mall, Saket.The incident reportedly happened on the evening of 19th June 2017.

How It Happened
According to a report by TOI, the accused “Sonu Singh”(the name which he told to the victim) and the girl came in touch via Facebook, just a week ago. Later, both exchanged their phone numbers. Since, the girl who recently completed her vocational course after graduation was in desperate need of a job, she went to meet Sonu when he offered assistance to her in job hunting.The accused called her to a mall on the pretext of offering a job to her. The accused and the victim after shopping went to a five-star hotel in Select Citywalk for lunch.

The victim allegedly told that she felt dizzy after having a cold drink which she claimed was laced with sedatives after which Sonu offered to drive her home. He then took her in a white Sedan to the parking area and then raped her in the rear seat.


What now?
According to the reports, police said that the woman who is a resident of Southeast Delhi was yet to record her statement in front of the magistrate.The accused has been identified and will be arrested once the victim’s statement is recorded. Ishwar Singh, DCP, South, told that police has asked for the Facebook details of the accused and the victim has also undergone the medical tests. The police are looking for CCTV footage of the mall. A case of hurt by poisoning and rape was registered on Monday but the victim sought time to appear before the magistrate.


What lies ahead?

Nothing much, it will be just another day with newspaper full of articles about rape, molestation of women in their own home, in a mall, on a highway by someone they know, by someone they trust or by complete strangers for whom the sole purpose of life is to play with the modesty of a woman, tear her body apart and crush her self-esteem.

We hope the justice is served to the victim and the administration awakes (ironically, on Monday few policemen were caught sleeping in PCR van hours near the spot where a woman was gangraped in Haryana few hours back on the same day) and someday Delhi is able to remove the label of rape capital.



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