A 19-year-old girl, who went missing from Delhi on November 22, was rescued from Salempur Gurjar village in Greater Noida on Sunday.
The girl was allegedly abducted and repeatedly raped by two men, who opened fire on her as she attempted to flee from their clutches on Sunday.
The girl, a resident of west Delhi's Uttam Nagar, had gone missing on November 22. A report was lodged by her family the same night. As Delhi Police was already investigating the case, Noida Police on Sunday handed over the matter to the former.
According to Noida Police, they held her hostage in a house in Tugalpur, where they repeatedly raped her for 13 days. On Sunday, she managed to escape from the house but the abductors managed to find her. They shot at her near Salempur Gurjar village and dumped her in a well.
Villagers rescued her from the well and rushed her to a hospital. The doctors treating her said she sustained two bullets on her chest. Her condition is critical. According to the police, the family members had named a suspect who was detained by the police and questioned.
"We had detained and questioned a youth, named by the missing girl's parents as a suspect, about her whereabouts. He though had no information and was later let off, after which, we deployed more teams across NCR to search for the girl. She was found in Noida on Sunday and our investigating team has gone to the spot to verify the details," said Dependra Pathak, joint commissioner of police, south-west range.
Pathak said they have registered a case under IPC Section 363 (punishment for kidnapping) and the girl is under medical supervision. Further sections will be added as required, once she is able to give her statement to police, he said.
"Our teams are verifying the details as alleged by the family. The girl has also named two men responsible for the act and their identities are being probed," the official said. (Foreign)