Foreign Woman Raped In South Delhi


NEW DELHI – A 23-year-old foreign national was allegedly raped by her Indian friend at Hauz Khas in south Delhi on Monday night, after the two had attended a party.

The accused, Tariq Sheikh, 28, a management graduate who works as a party organizer, has been arrested and the girl’s embassy informed about the assault.

The victim, who works as a trainee executive for a firm in Gurgaon, told the police that she and Sheikh were at a party in Malviya Nagar in south Delhi earlier in the evening. He took her to a friend’s house after the party, offered her more drinks and forced himself on her.

The two had met at a party six months ago, she said in her statement to the police. There, he had encouraged her to drink and later offered to drop her home in his car.

However, he took her to a house in Hauz Khas on some pretext and where he offered her more alcohol, the victim told the police. She said Sheikh sexually assaulted her when she was highly inebriated and threatened her against lodging a complaint, a police source said.

In the morning, the victim escaped from the house and approached the police. She was medically examined at a government hospital on Tuesday evening and a case of rape registered under section 376 of IPC on the basis of her statement.

A police team was formed which raided Sheikh’s residence but he was not there. The team later nabbed him on a tip-off through mobile surveillance. He was produced at a city court on Wednesday afternoon and sent to judicial custody.