The boy was involved in the alleged sexual assault and Gang-rape of the woman, who was paraded by her attackers in east Delhi’s Kasturba Nagar, police said.
Police in India’s capital have arrested 11 members of a family, including juveniles, over allegations that they gang-rape and publicly shamed a young woman to avenge the death of a boy.
The victim’s head was shaved and her face covered in black ink. She was forced to wear shoes tied together around her neck as the boy’s family paraded her in public in New Delhi’s Kasturba Nagar area on Wednesday.
Police said the woman, 20, was attacked by the relatives of a boy, 14, who took his life by jumping in front of a train allegedly because she had spurned his advances.
The perpetrators also recorded the assault on their mobile phones. Police said they rushed to the spot immediately and rescued the woman from the mob that was parading and beating her.
On Wednesday, a woman was allegedly abducted, gang-raped and paraded on the streets of Kasturba Nagar by the accused. Her hair was chopped, face blackened and a shoe garlanded around her neck. Earlier, police had said the preliminary investigation indicated that the woman and a boy belonging to the family of the accused were friends.
“The boy committed suicide in November last year and his family blamed the victim (woman) for it. The family alleged that it was because of her that the boy took the extreme step. To exact revenge on her, the family members allegedly abducted her. They wanted to teach her a lesson,” a senior police official had said.
In her complaint to the police, the woman alleged that she was abducted & gang-raped by the family members, who live near her mother’s place. They took her to their house where they allegedly assaulted her. Besides, they chopped her hair and forcefully made her wear a garland of slippers. They then humiliated her in public by parading her, an official had said.