Several women, girls raped in vehicles over the years

The brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in South Delhi on Sunday night is a gruesome reminder of several such incidents reported in different parts of the city during the past few years.

Most recent case

Less then a fortnight ago, a young Rwandan national was kidnapped by two men in their vehicle at Timarpur and raped along with their two more accomplices inside the vehicle near the banks of the river Yamuna. The accused then dumped the victim close to her rented accommodation before fleeing. They were later arrested.

In another incident reported in August, a teenager was abducted and raped by four young men at Rani Bagh. The school student was at a market in Prashant Vihar when four boys started misbehaving with her. Two of her friends rescued her and were going towards Pitampura village along with her when the accused followed them in their car, intercepted them and beat up the girl’s friends. They then abducted the girl and then raped her before abandoning her near Prashant Vihar police station.

In April last year, a class X student was allegedly raped by her sister-in-law’s father from whose clutches she escaped. The student was abducted and sexually assaulted again by two men in a moving car in South Delhi.

In yet another case reported two years ago, a young call centre employee was abducted by four men in a pick-up vehicle at Dhaula Kuan and raped before being dumped at Mangolpuri in Outer Delhi. The victim was forced into the vehicle after she was dropped close to her residence by a call centre cab on Ring Road in the early hours.

The same year, a teenager was abducted by four persons, including a minor, in Sultanpuri and gang-raped in a moving car.

While a school student was raped by four men in a car at Janakpuri in 2006, a Delhi University student was sexually assaulted in a similar way near Dhaula Kuan in 2005.

Way back in 2001, a woman was gang-raped by four young men in a moving Blueline bus after she boarded the vehicle on Mathura Road in South Delhi.

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