New Delhi: A 26-year-old woman was gang-raped by five men in east Delhi's Pandav Nagar area on Sunday.
The accused allegedly locked the victim in a flat and took turns to rape her, and she had to jump off from the balcony to escape, a police officer said.
The five accused, who work in different private call centers, were arrested based on the woman's complaint. While Lakshay Bhalla, Vikas Kumar, Naveen and Prateek work in different call centers in Noida, Swarit works as an engineer in Tech Mahindra.
Police said the woman, a divorcee and mother of two kids, was allegedly taken to Pandav Nagar flat by Vikas.
She told police that she knew Vikas for the past few months. On Saturday night, Vikas met her and asked her to accompany him to his friend's house for a party.
"The woman left with him and on the way met two of his friends. The three brought her to the flat where their other friends were already present. The woman protested about the presence of others," police said.
The five allegedly forced her to consume alcohol. When she got drunk, they allegedly locked her in the flat and took turns to rape her. They allegedly threatened her of dire consequences if she raised an alarm or attempted to escape from the flat.
Around 5.30 am Sunday, the woman managed to reach the balcony and jumped. She alerted some passersby about the sexual assault. One of them informed the police.
"The woman was admitted to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital for medical treatment and examination. She has sustained minor injuries to her legs," said the officer.