Gurugram police seek help from other states in gang rape case

Gurugram, Feb 4 (IANS) The Gurugram police on Saturday held a meeting with police officers from neighbouring states and sought their help to solve the gang rape and robbery near Pataudi last week.

Gurugram Deputy Commissioner of Police Sumit Kumar (Crime) attended the meeting of police officers from the crime branches of Delhi, Rajasthan and neighbouring districts of Gurugram.

DCP Kumar said the police of neighbouring states and districts must share more information regarding incidents of crime specially crime against women and minor girls.

He sought help in solving the January 29 incident that took place near Pataudi.

A group of 8-10 men armed with pistols and sharp weapons stormed into a casting factory and poultry farm in Mandpura village near Pataudi, 30 km from Gurugram.

They gang raped two women labourers at gunpoint, tortured the labourers and escaped with Rs 42,000. During the four-hour incident, they also cooked chicken using the gas stoves of the labourers.

The casting factory and poultry farm belong to Gurugram resident Pritam Singh.

Gurugram police chief Sandeep Khirwar, who visited the crime scene, said several police teams were formed to find the robbers.

Despite their efforts, police failed to even identify the criminals.