Indian woman jumps from balcony to escape alleged gang rape in Delhi

Shehab Khan

A woman jumped from the first floor balcony of a building to escape after being gang raped by five men, it has been alleged.

The 30-year-old woman was locked in a flat in Delhi, and told police that the men took turns to rape her.

Police said she was taken to the flat by a friend, who has been named as Vikas, for a party, who then left her to go to work.

She was forced to drink alcohol and then locked in the flat, according to the Hindustan Times.

The perpetrators also allegedly threatened to harm her if she tried to escape or raise an alarm.

In the early hours of the next morning the woman decided to climb onto the balcony and jump off the first floor to escape.

“The rape survivor was admitted to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital for medical treatment and examination. She sustained minor injuries in her legs. We registered a case and arrested the five youths,” Omvir Singh, deputy commissioner of the police, said.

Five men, who have been identified as Lakshya, Vikas Kumar, Naveen, Swarit and Prateek, have been arrested in connection with the allegations.

They have claimed the woman was a prostitute whom they have paid for sex and that she jumped off the balcony after a dispute over money, according to India Today.

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