New Delhi, Sep 27: A man in his early 20s was arrested here for raping his minor female friend who had come to him for help after being raped by another friend and his two accomplices, police said Thursday.
Tahir alias Vinit was arrested Wednesday from the Dwarka area in west Delhi, police said.
The incident took place Aug 20 when the 16-year-old domestic help, after finishing her work in an apartment in Dwarka Sector 4, was waiting for a bus.
Her friend, Suraj in his early 20s came by in his car and offered her a lift. On the way she had a cold drink which was allegedly laced with sedatives and given to her by Suraj.
As she fell unconscious, she was taken to a nearby garage and raped by Suraj and his two unidentified accomplices. The men also destroyed her mobile phone.
The girl somehow managed to escape and reached a PCO booth nearby owned by her friend Tahir, who after hearing of her ordeal took her to his house, held her captive and raped her repeatedly.
The girl’s family lodged a complaint with the police Aug 24. The girl was found lying unconscious near a bus stand in Dabri in west Delhi Aug 25.
A medical test on the girl confirmed rape, said the police, adding that after a month-long investigation, Tahir was finally arrested Wednesday.
The hunt for the other three accused is now on.