A 40-year-old woman from Delhi was fighting for her life in a hospital after five men allegedly gang-raped her for two days and inserted a rod into her private parts after abducting her on her way back from Ghaziabad. After being discovered by the side of the road, the woman was rushed to the hospital.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to Ghaziabad’s senior police superintendent Muniraj G in order to expedite the investigation.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said in a tweet on Wednesday that the woman was discovered by the roadside in a bag. In a video posted on Twitter, she stated that the rod was removed with great difficulty by doctors treating the woman. “This is a heinous case, similar to Nirbhaya’s. This should be expedited, and the harshest punishment meted out,” she said, referring to the rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in Delhi in 2012.
The case in 2012 sparked national outrage and prompted the government to enact tougher laws to combat crimes against women.
According to Ghaziabad Police, the woman was returning home from her brother’s birthday party on Sunday when she was abducted around 9.30 p.m. They added that she was discovered around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
Muniraj G stated that they immediately filed a case under Sections 376D (gang rape) and 342 of the Indian Penal Code (illegal confinement). He claims the woman has named five suspects over a land dispute. “She did not allow doctors to attend to her at the district hospital in Ghaziabad and got referred to a hospital in Delhi where she previously worked as a nurse. The doctors there told us…a 5 to 6 cm tongue cleaner was found inside her private parts.”
Police have picked up four people for questioning. “We are investigating the incident thoroughly and collecting evidence…we are coordinating with the doctors who are attending to her in Delhi,” said Muniraj.