A 21-year-old girl student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) had alleged that she was drugged and raped by a cab driver while she was returning from her friend’s house on Friday night. Police said they have registered a First Information Report (FIR) and manhunt has been launched to nab the accused driver.
Police said the girl alleged that the cab driver had offered her something to drink, due to which she fell unconscious following which, he raped her. Police said they are trying to trace the cab based on her description. The girl is from western Uttar Pradesh and is pursuing a foreign language course in JNU.
According to a senior police official, the girl had boarded the taxi from the Mandir Marg on Friday night. “The girl was found unconscious by locals in a park near IIT Delhi on Saturday morning. She was taken to Safdarjung hospital and was discharged after treatment. Later she returned to her hostel and narrated her ordeal to the JNU authorities. She was then taken to the police station for recording her statement and a case under appropriate sections was registered at Mandir Marg police station of New Delhi district and investigation has been taken up,” said a police official.
“The alleged incident has been reported after a gap of two days. During medical examination, no injury mark was found on the body of the victim. Apart from the delayed reporting the incident to police, there are also some other inconsistencies in the version which are being verified during investigation,” said the police official privy to investigation.
“Police teams are also scanning CCTV cameras in the area to nab the accused driver,” said the police official.