Gurugram gang-rape and murder case: Here are the sketches of the accused released by Gurgaon Police
A 23-year-old woman on Monday alleged that her daughter was killed by three unknown persons and she was gang-raped by them in an auto-rickshaw.
Gurugram: The Gurgaon Police on Wednesday released sketches of the three accused involved in the horrifying case of gang-rape of a woman and murder of her nine-month-old daughter. One accused was arrested later.
A 23-year-old woman has alleged that her daughter was killed by three unknown persons and she was gang-raped by them in an auto-rickshaw. The victim is a resident of Bass Kusla village near IMT Manesar. She said in her complaint to police that the incident took place on May 29 midnight.
She alleged that three men in an auto-rickshaw sexually assaulted her on the old Khandsa road in Gurugram, close to the Delhi-Gurugram expressway.
The woman said she left her home on May 29 night after an argument with her husband and was heading towards her parents' home on Khandsa road.
"The men in an auto-rickshaw offered me a lift and after a while, started molesting me. When I objected, one of them threw my daughter on the ground after which she died and I was sexually assaulted," the woman said in her complaint.
After failing to recover any concrete evidence and clues of the accused, the Gurgaon police released the sketches and urged the public for their identification.
Since the crime occurred in a moving auto-rickshaw, the police has questioned over 50 auto drivers plying in the IMT, Manesar area. One accused was arrested today.
The accused left the victim after raping her for four hours. She then went to the spot where they had earlier thrown her nine-month-old daughter and picked her up in the middle of road and went to a hospital.
The doctors declared the infant dead but still she did not believe it and travelled with the dead child to a hospital in Delhi and later returned to MG Road metro station.
Gurgaon police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar admitted that the victim had travelled with her dead child in the metro the day after the incident and police learnt about the crime only after the victim's husband approached them.
"Her husband and Gurgaon police received the victim from MG Road metro station after she returned from hospital in Delhi. Following that, police conducted post-mortem of the infant," Khirwar said.
The woman and her daughter had left home in Bas Khusla village after an altercation with her husband and neighbours on the night of May 29.
She was on her way to her parental house at Khandsa village when she was first given a lift in a truck. The truck driver also molested her but as she put up strong resistance, he dropped her off on NH 8.
As the victim was alone, the three accused in the auto offered her a lift and then gang-raped her.
The accused also threw her infant daughter from the vehicle to avoid attention after she started crying.
(With Agency inputs)