A 30-year-old woman, who is a resident of Noida, was allegedly abducted by three suspects in an autorickshaw, forcibly taken to a desolate spot, and gang-raped. An FIR has been registered at Pilkhuwa police station in Hapur district.
According to police, the woman works at a store in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram and was returning home from work on Wednesday night when the crime was committed.
“The woman used to take two autorickshaws — one from Indirapuram to Lal Kuan and another to reach her home in Noida after work. According to her complaint, the crime happened on Wednesday night around 9 pm when she took an autorickshaw from Lal Kuan in Ghaziabad,” Hapur superintendent of police Neeraj Kumar Jadaun said.
According to sources, the woman had initially approached Masuri police station in Ghaziabad on Wednesday night with her complaint. She was later directed to Pilkhuwa in the neighbouring Hapur district where an FIR was registered on Thursday morning.
“Our control room received an alert about the crime around 3 am on Thursday from our counterparts at Masuri police station in Ghaziabad. We immediately registered an FIR and sent the woman for medical examination,” Hapur additional superintendent of police Sarvesh Mishra said.
Meanwhile, a team led by Hapur SP and ASP visited the crime spot and an investigation in the case began. “Efforts are being made to work out the case at the earliest,” the Hapur SP said.