Uzbek Woman Gangraped in Delhi, Ex-Boyfriend Arrested

Security sources claimed a roadside bomb exploded just as a police vehicle passed the Sariab Mill area.

A 36-year-old woman from Uzbekistan was allegedly beaten up and gangraped by her former boyfriend and his friends, at her rented flat in south Delhi's Masoodpur area.

The incident took place on the intervening night of 9 March and 10 March but the woman was scared and didn't report the matter to the police, said a senior police officer. She narrated her ordeal to an acquaintance who suggested she file a complaint following which she approached the police, he said.

She identified two of the men as her former boyfriend Anubhav Yadav and his friend Gaurav Bhatia. She told the police that the other three men were not known to her as she had not met them before. Senior police officers said that they were conducting raids to nab the accused.

The woman in her complaint said that she was staying in the rented flat for the past six months. She told the police that Yadav was her boyfriend for the past four years but she broke up with him two weeks ago. However, Yadav was against her decision and continued "calling and harassing" her over phone.

On 10 March at around 2 am, Yadav along with Bhatia and three others arrived at the woman's place and forcibly entered her room.

Since she knew Yadav, she opened the door but they allegedly assaulted her for not taking Yadav's calls. They allegedly beat her brutally till she fell unconscious. Upon coming to her senses, she found herself in a semi-nude condition and felt pain in her abdomen.

The five had left the flat by then. She somehow went to a nearby private hospital but did not take treatment as she was scared.

On Tuesday, she gathered courage and filed a police complaint against the five accused, said the woman in her complaint.

Yadav was arrested on the basis of the complaint.

(With inputs from PTI)