Share-trading agent raped in Delhi

A 25-year-old share-trading agent was raped allegedly by her online friend, who was "blackmailing" her using some of her photographs, and his associate after drugging her, police said on Sunday.

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2010, 15:10 PM IST

New Delhi: A 25-year-old share-trading
agent was raped allegedly by her online friend, who was
"blackmailing" her using some of her photographs, and his
associate after drugging her, police said on Sunday.

The youths also threatened to release video of the
rape if the victim, who resides in Rohini, approached police.

The woman, a divorcee, was sexually assaulted last
Monday in Hauz Khaz when she went to collect the photographs
from Shanu, whom she befriended through Internet, a senior
police official said.

Shanu Dhingra and his friend Sumit, both in their
early 20s, were arrested from Haryana`s Panipat following
investigations into the complaint filed by the victim, who
works as a share-trading agent.

Dhingra had allegedly threatened to make public the
photographs and the victim had even paid Rs 1.6 lakh to him in
two instalments.

"She was asked to come to Kashmere Gate Metro station
by Dhingra on Monday to collect the photographs. He took her
to Green Park and from there to a house where Sumit was
waiting," a senior police official said.

The duo then allegedly offered cold drinks laced with
sedatives to her and after having the drink, she became
unconscious.

According to the victim, the official said, the duo
forced her to drink liquor and allegedly took turns to rape
her. "They also allegedly filmed her at the same time," the
official said.

On Tuesday morning, Dhingra dropped her at the
Kashmere Gate Metro Station and allegedly threatened to
release the video if she disclosed the incident to anyone.

The victim came in contact with Dhingra three months
ago through Internet and fell in love.

Dhingra is doing a degree course from IGNOU while
Sumit has completed his diploma in textile designing.

The duo were booked under Sections 376 (rape), 328
(causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common
intention) of the Indian Penal Code.

PTI