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A woman from UP raped after being lured to get a job, the man held captive.

By Neha Mallick

According to the Police Reports, a woman who resides in the city of Ghaziabad, UP, has been raped by a man aged 32-years-old, after being tricked by him in accordance to get herself a job in Delhi.

The middle-aged man has been arrested by Delhi Police after the woman placed a complaint against him on Friday, for luring her on means of social media and giving false hopes to help her find a job in southeast Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh locality and later forcing himself on her. The woman happened to be a resident in Ghaziabad, who works at a factory and says that she joined a WhatsApp group named ”Job For All”, in search of employment.

In the middle of the group chat, the accused man called up the woman and introduced himself as a member of the group and offered her help. Later on, the woman actually believed him and continued talking to him and they even communicated with each other on messaging app. The man contacted her on Wednesday stating that he has made arrangements for her to get a job and asked her to come down to Abul Fazal Enclave in Shaheen Bagh. When the woman said that she won't be able to make it that day, the man persistently managed to convince her to agree and he was to pick her up from the Shastri Park Metro Station.

Police say the woman ended up reaching the man’s house in Abul Fazal Enclave after he picked her up from the metro station on his motorcycle. The woman was offered some palatable to which she denied saying she was not feeling well. Later, the woman even denied a massage that was offered to her by the man accused. Thereupon, the man grasped her both hands and forced himself on her. The woman was raped and then dropped at her place in Ghaziabad.

The police later found that the man was working under a private company who happened to lose his job in the course of lockdown and hence was also another member of the group looking for a job himself. He contacted the victim via the WhatsApp group that they were a part of and made use of the situation to call upon the woman and raping her on Wednesday, with an excuse that he had made arrangements to a job for her.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) RP Meena stated that "During the investigation, the mobile number of the accused was found to be switched off. The victim identified the house of the accused in Abul Fazal Enclave, following which he was arrested”.

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