Kanpur: A 25-year-old model from Assam who had come to Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur to perform at a function, was allegedly raped by the former director of a prominent club in presence of his five aides on Sunday night.
Four persons, including bungalow owner Sameer Agarwal, have been detained for questioning, while the main accused Amit Agarwal is on the run.
According to the police, Amit Agarwal and his five aides have been booked under IPC sections 354 and 120 B.
Two SUVs have also been recovered.
The incident came to light after the woman alerted the locals, who called upon the police emergency number 112.
Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar said, “Three persons including Saksham, Sameer and their advocate friend have been taken into custody. Going by the details provided by the woman, she was hired by Saksham Sahu, an event organizer, to perform at a water park in Mandana on March 15. She had come to the city on March 13. She has been sent for medical examination.”
A police officer at Gwaltoli police station said, “Based on the woman’s complaint, we are reconstructing the event by examining CCTV footage along the route, including the crime spot and the places they visited. We are also examining details of the woman’s cellphone as a part of our probe.”
The woman has named builders, Amit Agarwal, Sameer Agarwal, Saksham Sahu, guards Manoj, Shubham and one unidentified person, in her complaint.
Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar said the victim had been sent for medical examination and she would be presented in court to record her statement under Section 164 of Code of Criminal Procedure.
The victim said in her FIR that she was taken to Sameer Agarwal’s bungalow by Amit Agarwal after the party got over. The guards locked the gates and an inebriated Amit Agarwal sexually assaulted her, the FIR added.
She managed to escape from Sameer Agarwal’s house and came on the main road, where her screams caught the attention of local residents, who helped her call the police.