Gang rape victim’s mother shot at in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A 47-year-old woman, mother of a gang rape victim, was shot at on Friday morning when she was on her way to hospital here, along with her victim daughter, police said.

The woman was shot in the back by an unidentified young man in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi.

The victim has been identified as Neemat, a resident of Jamia Nagar, according to police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Banniya told reporters: “The woman was shot at around 8.45 a.m when she was going to hospital along with her daughter. The attacker was a young boy.

“After firing at the lady, he fled the spot, along with his associate, who was waiting for him at some distance.”

A case of attempt to murder has ben registered against the unidentified person, police said.

The victim is the mother of the 15-year-old girl, who was gang-raped. A case of gang rape was registered against four persons, including a local builder, on December 12.

According to police, the sexual assault on the girl first took place in July 2016 when the accused, identified as 40-year-old Sajid Khan, a resident of Shaheen Bagh area, raped the victim in his flat.

The attack could be related to the gang rape case, police said.

The rape victim is a Class IX student of a government school. She met Khan through her classmate, police said.

Khan also made an MMS clip of the sexual assault. Later, Khan’s three to four associates also committed the same crime with the victim in various flats located in south Delhi.

–IANS

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