24-year-old rape accused held after 3 years
New Delhi: Delhi Police on March 3 arrested 24-year-old Rahul Victor, who was accused of rape and sexual exploitation, after three years on the run.
In February 2016, a woman alleged that Victor had taken her to Gurugram where he offered her a glass of cold drink spiked with some form of intoxicant. Waiting for her to lose consciousness, the accused raped her and took photographs and video clips. He, later, used these to sexually exploit her several times by threatening to leak the complainant's clips online.
Victor also came to the victim's house to threaten her following which she registered an FIR at Kotla Mubarakpur Police Station.
A team of two sub-inspectors and two constables was set up immediately under the guidance of ACP Ranbir Singh, Defence Colony and investigation was promptly started.
But, due to no known addresses of the accused, a technical team was mobilised that found an Aircel sim card that Victor was using at that time. Unfortunately, after the company's closure, no phone records could be traced.
The investigating team then started scouring social media sites like Facebook in search of the accused's profile. After looking through several profiles, the victim identified Victor.
The police, then, continued their investigation during which they identified his workplace through a selfie he had posted.
They were finally able to nab him from Sikandarpur, Gurugram where he lives and registered a case under sections 376/328/342/506 of the IPC at Kotla Mubarakpur police station.
South District DCP Vijay Kumar said that this was a challenging case as the accused was well-versed in hiding his phone and social media records and that the team must be commended for their work in apprehending the accused.