GHAZIABAD (TIP): When she flagged down a share auto-rickshaw, little did she know that she would be gagged, beaten, gang-raped, robbed and then dumped by three men near the busy Shipra Mall, an important landmark in Indirapuram.
The 19-year-old woman did not feel uncomfortable to get into a shared autorickshaw, as it’s a common practice in the area. The men who raped the woman later confessed to the police that had stolen the vehicle. NDTV quoted the woman saying that she cried for help for two hours but no one came forward to help her.
The channel also says that the auto rickshaw passed through six police posts. Two of the three men involved in the incident have been arrested. “All three are in their twenties,” Superintendent of Police Ghaziabad rural Jagdish Sharma said. The class 12 student, who was raped by three men, had fought hard to save herself from her assailants, police here said.
The police claim the victim, who was on her way home after meeting a friend, was forced by two of the men – who posed as passengers – to sit between them. They gagged her once the vehicle developed some mechanical fault near Khoda colony, 2 km from the mall, and stopped. Fault taken care of, the three-wheeler sped towards Ghaziabad city. And once it reached Galand, the men dragged the woman out, beat her up when she resisted, and then took turns to rape her, a police officer said.