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Accused who drugged, raped UP teen after birthday party was her brother’s friend, say police

The woman's drink was spiked at the party and she was later taken to a room. Police said one of the accused called his friends and then the three took turns to rape her.

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New Delhi: One of the three accused who allegedly gangraped a 19-year-old woman, after a birthday party in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor, was her brother’s friend, police said Wednesday.

The teenager was allegedly served a drink laced with sedatives at the party, after which she was taken to a room. One of the accused called his friends and then the three — Shekhar, Krishna and Arjun —  took turns to rape her, according to a PTI report.

Speaking to ThePrint, a senior police officer said that the exact timeline of the incident is yet to be ascertained.

“The girl had gone with someone she knew already for a party in Bijnor, where the alleged incident had taken place. The case has been registered under IPC section 376D for gang rape. The man she went with was her brother’s friend,” the police officer informed.

The woman relentlessly fought the men once she gained some consciousness. The accused beat her brutally and threatened to kill her if she told anybody about the incident. They then fled the spot, another police official said.

Later on, when the woman arrived at her house, she disclosed the incident to her family. The teenager then went to the Modi Nagar police station Monday with her father, where an FIR was filed. A medical examination confirmed the woman was gang-raped.

“On the basis of the woman’s complaint, three men including the friend have been arrested,” Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Rural, Iraj Raja told PTI.

Also read: ‘Filmed, watched from terrace’: How Delhi locality let ‘gang rape’ victim be paraded, didn’t help


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