She remained in illegal confinement and was sexually assaulted by the accused and his friends, one of whom purportedly posed to be a policeman.

In a shocking case, a 16-year-old Nepalese girl was allegedly kept in confinement in a flat in Defence Colony here for over two months and sexually assaulted by six law students of a reputed Delhi-based university. While four of the accused have been arrested, two are absconding.

The incident came to light when the victim in her statement to the court a few days ago revealed that she was repeatedly raped by the accused students who had kept her in confinement. The girl alleged that she had gone to attend a party hosted in a flat in Defence Colony in mid-September when she was overpowered and then raped by some of the accused. She remained in illegal confinement and was sexually assaulted by the accused and his friends, one of whom purportedly posed to be a policeman.

After the girl went missing, her mother lodged a complaint with the police stating that she had not returned from school since September 15. She was finally traced to the flat in Defence Colony. On the basis of her complaint, relevant provisions of law were added to the kidnapping case and four of the accused students were arrested.

“Four of the accused, all law students, have been arrested. Two of the suspects are absconding,” said a police officer.

The police have obtained two days’ custody of the four accused.

The identity of the two other accused is also being verified and their whereabouts ascertained. Given the serious nature of the crime, the police also plan to quiz the neighbours of the accused to cross-check the facts revealed by them.

In another case, a nine-year-old girl was on Monday raped by a person who earlier lived in their neighbourhood. The accused struck when the victim was alone in the house. Her mother, a widow, works as a domestic help. Based on a complaint lodged by her mother, the police have registered a case and arrested the accused.

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