Masked man ‘raped, tried to kill’ woman lawyer in her south Delhi home

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New Delhi: A masked man allegedly forced himself inside the house of a woman lawyer in south-east Delhi’s Jangpura area, raped her “at knife point”, and then tried to kill her, ThePrint has learnt.

The police have registered a case under sections of rape, criminal trespass and attempt to murder, and have arrested one person in connection with the case. The arrested individual has been identified as Sonu alias Bhura (23), who has a criminal record and has been involved in over a dozen cases of burglary and theft, the Delhi Police confirmed to ThePrint.

According to a police officer, Sonu was walking around Jangpura on the night of 19 May, when he spotted the woman standing in the balcony. He allegedly scaled an adjoining wall and went inside the house with an intention of committing burglary, but on finding the woman alone, he raped her and even tried to kill her.

“The woman tried to resist the bid, but she was thrashed and raped. He even tried to murder her. He is a notorious criminal. Even though he managed to escape, he was arrested soon after the incident came to the notice of the police,” the officer said.

“He left behind a series of clues that led to his arrest. During questioning he said that his motive was just to commit the burglary,” he said.

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