In a horrifying incident, a 15-year-old was allegedly raped by a cab driver on Saturday night after he offered her lift from IFFCO Chowk to Mahipalpur, Delhi.
She was accompanied by her friends, who were locked inside the cab, while the driver raped her in an isolated spot.
The terrified minor came back home and filed a complaint next morning.
Here are the details.
Minor works with catering company, went to Gurugram for wedding
The survivor works with a food catering company and is based out of Mahipalpur.
She had come to Gurugram, along with her friends to make chapatis at a wedding.
While returning, a cab driver offered them lift.
According to the victim, there was another person in the front seat and she along with three friends sat in the back seat.
Driver threatened survivor; traumatized minor filed zero FIR
The driver dropped the other person at Shankar Chowk, Gurugram, and took the cab to an isolated location.
The other three girls were locked inside the cab while, he raped the minor.
Later, he dropped them near Mahipalpur, and threatened about dire consequences if she informed police.
A zero FIR was filed in Delhi next morning, which later was handed over to Gurugram Police.
What is a zero FIR?
After the introduction of Zero FIR, one can file a complaint in any police station, irrespective of the area of the incident. The FIR is filed with number zero and then re-allotted to the respective police station, where the proper FIR number is given.
Data: Six cases of rape get reported daily in Delhi
Meanwhile, National Crime Records Bureau's 2016 data showed, six cases of rape and several molestation cases are reported everyday in the national capital.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has proposed an all in one medical unit for treating survivors of sexual assault, which is currently under review by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, headed by JP Nadda.