youths were arrested for raping a Class 10 student after abducting her and
forcing her to drink alcohol, police said. However, a senior police
officer said that the girl had gone with them willingly and all that
happened was with her consent.
Himanshu Sharma, 23, Rahul Kumar,
24, Sunil Singh, 22, and Saurabh Chauhan, 23, were arrested from near the
Spice Mall here and a car used in the crime seized.
Neeraj Singh, the fifth accused, who was absconding for the past three
days was arrested on Monday from Sector 24 Noida.
Superintendent of Police (City) Anant Dev, the accused had raped the
16-year-old girl Friday night.
As per the victim's FIR, she was
returning from her father's shop in Sector-12 Friday when she met
Himanshu, Rahul and Sunil, all whom she knew.
On the pretext of
taking her to a party, the three took her to a room in Ghijore area, where
Saurabh and Neeraj were present. After forcing her to drink alcohol, they
took her to a deserted spot behind a hotel nearby and took turns to rape
The girl was then dropped near the spot from where the
accused had met her initially and threatened not to tell anyone, otherwise
they would kill her and her family members. They also threatened to
release a MMS clip of the incident.
Though the girl toldthat she
was forcibly made to drink alcohol and then raped, Anant Dev said she was
well acquainted with the accused and even had physical relations with some
"The girl met the accused and went with them by consent.
There she herself asked them for vodka and then asked them to have
physical relations with her," the SP (City) told the media.
why there was a contradiction in the official police version as given in
the press statement and that disclosed by him to media, Anant Dev said:
"The press statement is based on the complaint filed by the girl while the
latter revelation has come to light in the course of investigations."
the accused, Himanshu, Neeraj and Sunil are students, while Saurabh owns a
car shop. Rahul works a gatekeeper at a mall in Noida.