A 25-year-old model from Assam, who had come to Kanpur to perform at a function, was allegedly raped by former director of a prominent club in the presence of his five aides in Kanpur, the police said on Tuesday. Four of the accused have been arrested, while the main accused is still on the run.
“The incident took place around 10 pm on Sunday night (March 15). After that the police raided the scene immediately, but the accused had escaped by then. In the bungalow, in which the incident was carried out, two cars were found standing. Both were confiscated by the police,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Anil Kumar told the media on March 17.
According to the Superintendent of Police, “The victim reached Kanpur on March 13 to participate in a Holi event. She was hired by Saksham Sahu, an event organiser, to perform on March 15. The ticket was booked by a person named Iqbal.”
According to the police, “After the evening of March 15, businessman Amit Agarwal took the victim from the car to the bungalow of builder Samir Aggarwal. This bungalow is located near the commissioner-bungalow of Kanpur, counted among the very safe zones and posh areas. Late on Sunday, a girl was screaming in the bungalow, which created panic among the people living nearby.”
The police said, “The police officers who reached the spot found the victim in a bad state. She told them that Amit Aggarwal tried to rape her in Sameer Aggarwal’s bungalow. When the girl protested, she was beaten up badly. Not only this, her private parts were attacked. Soon after the incident, the police had made the victim undergo medical tests.
“In the investigation so far, it has been found to be an attempt to rape. The five accused were named on the complaint filed by the victim. Out of the five named accused, we have arrested four. Our team is raiding potential targets in search of the main accused Amit Agarwal, who is absconding,” the police official said.
According to the police, Amit Agarwal and his five aides have been booked under IPC sections 354 and 120 B.
A police officer at the Gwaltoli police station said that, “Based on the woman’s complaint, we are reconstructing the event by examining CCTV footage along the route, including the crime spot and the places they visited. We are also examining details of the woman’s cellphone as a part of our probe.”