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US woman gang-rape case: Accused sent to 2-day judicial custody

The four accused arrested in the alleged gang-rape of the US national have been sent to two days judicial custody.

The Delhi Police arrested the four men accused by the US woman during her stay in a five star hotel in Delhi in April this year. The arrest took place 23 days after the Delhi Police registered an FIR in the US national gang-rape case.

The cops acting on the woman’s complaint arrested the four accused; a tourist guide, a driver and a helper of a tourist bus and a hotel staff.

The US woman has alleged that she was drugged and gang-raped by the tourist guide and four others in a five star hotel during her stay in Delhi in April this year.

The woman filed a complaint after she went to US through an NGO and later when the Delhi Police contacted her, she filed a complaint through an email. The cops registered a case on December 3 after they received a complaint directly from her.

The arrest came after the victim travelled to India to identify the accused and help the investigators in the case. The woman has already recorded her statement on December 20 under Section 164 CrPc before a magistrate narrating the horrific experience.

Four accused were arrested after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice to Delhi Police asking them why the Rape Crisis Cell of the women’s panel was not informed when the victim’s statement was recorded.

Earlier, the complainant had said she was not “satisfied” with the probe and was ready to come to India to identify the accused.

The woman had alleged that she was raped by the men for two days and also threatened with dire consequences if she reported the matter to anybody.

She had also stated that the accused had made a video of the act and threatened to make it public if she reported the matter to anyone. 
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