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A 28-year-old mother-of-two jumped off a first-floor apartment in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar in an attempt to escape five men who allegedly abducted and gang-raped her on Saturday. Delhi police have arrested five men who claim that they brought the woman for “paid sex” at a Holi party.

All the men are in their twenties. Three of them work in a Noida-based BPO, while another is an engineer employed with a top IT services firm. The fifth accused was allegedly known to the woman.

The victim, a divorced mother of two from Nepal in her complaint said she was confined, drugged and raped by the five men, including one of them who was known to her.The woman reported the matter to police at around 5.30 am

In her statement, the woman told police that one of the suspects picked her up in his car at around 11 pm on Saturday on the pretext of dropping her to her residence in Munirka. But he brought her to a friend’s house in Pandav Nagar where five of them raped her, taking turns.

As per the police, they had received a call in the early hours of Sunday. “We had received a PCR call that a woman had jumped from a flat located in East Pandav Nagar and was injured. We sent in a police team and an ERV (emergency response vehicle) was deputed to the spot. The woman, a mother of two, was found and was shifted to LBS Hospital, where she is being treated for her leg injuries,” said police.

“Allegedly to save herself after being gang-raped by five men, a 28-year-old divorcee and mother-of-two leapt from the first floor of a rented accommodation in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar on Sunday morning,” an officer said.

She was taken to east Delhi’s Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and discharged after treatment. A medical examination confirmed rape. Officers said both the victim and accused had consumed alcohol.

“When cops interrogated all the accused, they claimed they knew the woman was into prostitution. On Saturday night, they called her to their house in Pandav Nagar to have paid sex for Rs.5,000 during a house party. Once the deal was fixed, one of them,who already knew her,went to pick her. But there was a dispute over money and she jumped off the building and called the police,” an officer said.