An 18-year-old teenager was allegedly raped by her friend’s father while she was sleeping at his apartment in Gurugram’s posh locality. The victim said that the accused seemed to have pre-planned the rape as he obliged her to have hard drinks during the dinner at Cyber Hub.
“I realised that uncle had planned the whole thing, which is why he made us consume hard drinks,” the 18-year-old victim said in her statement to the police.
The victim had gone to her friend’s house, who returned to India from the US on summer vacation. The accused allegedly took the girls out for dinner and made them consume hard drinks.
“My mother gave me permission to go out for dinner because my friend’s father was coming with us. She thought it would be safe.
“We went to CyberHub where Mangesh uncle ordered hard drinks for himself and also for us and compelled us to drink them… I had never consumed alcohol before,” she said.
After the dinner, the three came back home and the victim went to sleep with her friend in her room. The incident took place around 4 am on Friday when her friend’s father allegedly pulled her into his room and forced himself on the victim while she was half-asleep.
“In a state of confusion, I did not understand anything. He locked the room, gagged me with his hand and forced himself on me. He then threatened to kill me if I told anyone,” the victim’s statement made to police read.
After the incident, the girl went to her home and told her parents about her ordeal. She then filed a police complaint in women’s police station in Gurugram (Gurgaon).
The accused, a 45-year-old businessman was later arrested by the police and produced before a court in Gurugram. The daughter and wife of the accused, who was out of the town when the incident happened, didn’t come to the court.