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Father, son sent to judicial custody for gang rape, posting video on Net

A father and son duo have been sent to 14 days of judicial custody for gang-raping a girl in south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar area on 18 July and posting the video of the act on Youtube. The two had been arrested on Tuesday.

Philip (50) and his son Christopher (23), residents of Vasant Vihar, raped the 23-year-old girl at their residence and warned her against speaking about the incident to anyone. They threatened to kill her if she complained.  

'The girl, out of fear, did not make a complaint at the time. Christopher had also threatened her of posting an MMS video of the act on Youtube.
However, on Tuesday, the victim gathered courrage and reported the incident at Vasant Vihar police station. The accused were immediately arrested from their Vasant Vihar residence', said an official.

The official added, 'A medical examination of the girl confirmed rape.’ The victim, a resident of Vasant Kunj, works at a neighbourhood beauty parlour.
According to the victim's statement, 'she and Christopher had been in a relationship for the past two-three months.
‘He is unemployed, so he would borrow money from her'.
'On 18 July, she went to his residence to ask him to return her money. At the time his father was alone at home and raped her. After some time Christopher came and he too raped her', added the victim.

'The two were arrested Under Section 376 (2)(g) and 405 for committing gang rape and causing criminal breach of trust, respectively.
‘They have been sent to 14 days of judicial custody by the court', said another official.
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