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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Deaf and mute woman raped repeatedly by Rehan Rofiq: Delhi

A deaf and mute woman was repeatedly raped in the national capital’s northeast area, an official said here on Tuesday, adding that the culprit who committed the heinous crime has been arrested.

The victim (30) was repeatedly raped by a 34-year-old man, identified as Rehan Rofiq a resident of Maujpur, Delhi, since November 21.

The victim girl, who was accompanied by her mother and sister, lodged a complaint on December 5 after which, a counsellor appointed by Delhi Commission for Women was called, but since the victim was deaf and mute, an interpreter was required for recording her statement.

“Due to late night hours, any interpreter wasn’t available. Later, a private interpreter was arranged and DCW counsellor counselled the victim with the help of the interpreter and her statement was also recorded with the help of the interpreter,” the official said.

The medical examination of the victim was conducted at the Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital. The police registered a case under sections 376(2)(n) and 506 of the Indian Penal Code at the Bhajanpura police station and the investigation was taken up.

During the course of investigation the accused was arrested after which the cops produced him before a local court on Monday.

“The Court has sent the accused to judicial custody,” the official informed, adding that further investigation in the case is still on.

For some reason, news agency IANS has cast doubt on the victim’s allegation that she was sexually assaulted on several occasions by Rehan Rofiq, by putting the phrase ‘repeatedly raped’ in scare quotes.

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