NEW DELHI - Two women have been kidnapped and gang-raped near Delhi, police told AFP on Thursday, in two separate incidents that highlighted the persistent risk of sexual assault in India.
The second incident involved a 25-year-old woman who met one of her alleged attackers in a park in east Delhi to discuss a possible job opportunity, Delhi police press officer Satbir Singh told AFP. “She said the man offered her a soft drink, which she drank before passing out due to something in the drink. When she woke up, she found herself trapped in a car with a few other men inside. The men raped her before dumping her near a dustbin, where police found her lying unconscious at two in the morning,” he said. Police have registered a case and are hunting for the alleged attackers, he added. Police also said a three-year-old child who was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped had been admitted to a hospital in the southern state of Kerala, local media reported.