BPO employee gangrape: Eyewitness questioned, CCTV footage obtained

Thursday, November 25, 2010

NEW DELHI - A day after a call centre employee was gangraped in south Delhi, the police Thursday obtained CCTV footage that captured the four accused and questioned a crucial eye-witness.

“We are checking the CCTV footage that have captured the assailants on lens. Simultaneously, a sketch is also being drawn to identify the culprits,” said south district Deputy Commissioner of Police H.S. Dhaliwal.

Police officials were still unsure whether a weapon was used in the crime.

“Though the victim claims that a weapon was used to threaten her, we are not sure since the victim is in a state of trauma,” Dhaliwal said.

The police are also questioning a witness who is believed have identified the assailants.

“Currently we’re matching the description given by the witness to that given by the victim, both seem to be matching,” said a police officer.

The BPO employee, a Mizoram woman in her 20s, was dropped with another girl nearly 100 metres from her home by an office vehicle in Dhaula Kuan in south Delhi. She was abducted by four men and gangraped in a moving tempo goods carrier early Wednesday.

The men then drove all the way to Mangolpuri in northwest Delhi and dumped her there.

At 1:26 a.m., police received the first call about the abduction of the victim from one of her friends. Around 40 minutes later the victim herself called the police authorities.

The police also blamed the driver of the cab for dropping the victim 100 metres away from her residence.

“Though the woman was confident of making it safely to her home, on a route which she had been using for the past three years, the driver should have insisted on dropping her at her residence,” a police officer said.

Joint Commissioner of Police (southern range) Amulya Patnaik Thursday held a conference with BPO managers to review security measures taken by them.

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