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Crowd looks on as girl abducted in lawless NCR
Lack of security for women and the shocking apathy of denizens of the Delhi-NCR region came into sharp focus when a college student was pulled into a car by three youths in a crowded area of Old Gurgaon on Monday morning. The abduction took place around 9.43 am right outside Guru Dronacharya College.
Even as the hapless girl screamed for help and put up a fight to get out of the clutches of her kidnappers at a busy traffic intersection, no one came to her aid despite the fact that there were many vehicles and people around at that time of the day.
As the Maruti Swift car sped away, none of the motorists present at the spot bothered to give chase. Shockingly, two youths, who had been watching the whole drama from just a few feet away, did not react to the crime taking place in front of them till it was too late and gave a halfhearted chase as the car door finally slammed shut and the kidnappers made off with the girl.
The entire incident was captured on the CCTV placed right outside the college gate, which shows that it took less than 30 seconds for the captors to abduct the girl.
The Gurgaon Police came to know about the incident after a woman called up the control room. Soon after getting the call Gurgaon Police Commissioner formed several police teams and a hunt was launched to rescue the girl.
The video grab of the CCTV cameras installed outside Rajvanshi Hotel was accessed by the teams of Crime Branch and the City Police station to crack the case by 5.30 pm.
“The girl was forcibly taken away by three youths. She was freed and the men have been apprehended. We will soon come up with more information. The accused and the victim knew each other. The motive of the abduction is not known yet,” said Gurgaon Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk. A case of kidnapping has been registered against the youths.
This is not the first incident of abduction in the city. A few weeks ago a 16-year-old girl waiting for her schoolbus in Gurgaon was allegedly bundled into a van by four boys of her class, blindfolded, driven to a desolate spot and raped by two of them.
Soon after Monday’s incident the video footage of the college girl being kidnapped went viral on the social media and Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar ordered the police to crack the case at the earliest.
The video footage showed the girl wearing a pink coloured salwar kameez coming out of the back gate of the Guru Dronacharya College around 9.40 am, being approached by a youth and then being pushed into the car that was parked close by. The footage shows the girl trying to resist before being whisked away.
The video also shows the car stopping at a crowded traffic intersection and its door being flung open. The girl can be seen kicking at the car door and fighting to escape before being pulled back into the car.
A senior police official said that the statement of the girl has been recorded and those arrested on the charges of kidnapping her are being interrogated to ascertain the motive.
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