Russian alleges rape, denies later

Civil Lines police station had its share of drama on Sunday afternoon when a Russian woman alleged that she was sexually assaulted by five persons from Majnu Ka Tila and later denied to pursue the case further.

The woman came to Delhi from Moscow in February on tourist visa and was living in a rented accommodation in Majnu Ka Tila with her husband who is also Russian. On Sunday morning around 8.15 am, she made a PCR call alleging that she was sexually assaulted by some persons in the locality.

Police reached the spot and took the woman to the Civil Lines police station. When she saw the media in the police station, she tried to run away, but women cops stopped her.

Reportedly, she stated to the police, that she was sexually abused and raped by five persons in the area when she was going somewhere with her husband on early Sunday morning. Her husband was also beaten up when he tried to defend her.

‘After recording her statement, police immediately sent her to a government hospital for medical examination. But she refused to have medical examination even after asked cops tried to convince her several times,’ said a police officer.

‘She was again taken back to the police station and there she refused to lodge an FIR,’ official added. Interestingly, senior police officials attended to the woman when she was brought to the police station. They even visited the location where she was allegedly raped. ‘Although the case has not been registered, we informed both the Foreign Regional Registration Office [FRRO] and the Russian embassy,’ said Taj Hassan, joint commissioner [central].

‘The girl has given us a written statement that there was no sexual assault on her. After five-hour long session with a counsellor from Delhi Commission for Women, the woman decided not to pursue the matter further,’ added Hassan.
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