Woman sexually assaulted in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman, who visited a pub here, was allegedly sexually assaulted by an unidentified man, police said on Sunday.

The woman had visited a pub in Hauz Khas village area in south Delhi on Saturday night with a group of friends. She was walking alone to her residence when the incident occurred.

“She was offered a lift home by the accused, who said his vehicle was parked at some distance,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Chinmoy Biswal told IANS.

The victim was under the influence when the incident occurred, Biswal said.

Thereafter, on the pretext of guiding the victim, the accused led her to an isolated stretch in the adjoining park area and allegedly sexually assaulted her, Biswal said.

The accused managed to escape from the spot, leaving the victim there, who later spotted a police vehicle and approached the policemen.

“A case has been registered in Hauz Khas police station and an investigation has been launched. Efforts are being made to ascertain the culprit’s identity,” the DCP said.

Police teams are examining the CCTV footage of the adjoining areas, pubs and other streets of Hauz Khas village area to identify the accused.