Ahmedabad: A city-based college student who fell in love with a youth from Vadodara was allegedly raped for three days by him and his friends in Surat. She claimed that she managed to escape from their clutches and filed a complaint with Naranpura police on Wednesday.
21-year-old Riya Patel (name changed) is a resident of Nava Vadaj area and studies in third year BA at R H Patel Arts College near Vyas Vadi in Naranpura. According to Riya, she came in contact with one Zakir, a resident of Bapunagar, through one of his friends a month back. After frequent talks on phone, both of them become good friends. Meanwhile, Zakir introduced her to Abdul Kadir aka Samirkhan Pathan, a resident of Rakhiyal and one Rahul, a resident of Vadodara.
According to Narnpura police, Riya took a liking for Rahul and wanted to get married to him. She sought help of Zakir and Pathan. On September 27, Riya had gone to her college to fill up her ATKT form. At around 8:30am, Pathan, Zakir and Rahul came in an Accent car and asked Riya to accompany them. The trio allegedly promised to get her married to Rahul, and took her to Maninagar railway station. From there, they went to Anand in a train and then to Nadiad. After staying at Nadiad during the night, they went to Surat on September 28 where they kept her in a room.
In her statement, Riya alleged that she was locked up in the room by the trio and raped for three days. To prevent her from putting up resistance, the trio had allegedly tied her hands at her back and sealed her mouth with a tape. On October 2, she got an opportunity to escape from the room and reached Ahmedabad.
Based on her complaint, Naranpura police have started hunting for the culprits and sent her for medical check at Civil Hospital. Investigation revealed that all these youngsters are school dropouts and work as fitters and welders.