New Delhi: A mentally ill woman was allegedly raped in southeast Delhi on Thursday. She was found lying in a semi-nude state at a park in Lajpat Nagar and was later rushed to the Safdarjung Hospital, the police revealed.
The police, after accessing the CCTV footage during preliminary investigation, revealed that a man was seen running in the area. However, his face was not clear in the recording.
The officials added that the statement of the 50-year-old woman will be recorded only after the doctors declare her fit. Meanwhile, the report of her medical examination is yet awaited.
As part of investigation, police formed six to seven teams to spot the suspects. At least 50 suspects were zeroed in and they were made to walk and run, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal.
The gait of one Sudhir Sabita was found to be matching with the one in the CCTV footage. The 30-year-old was then taken to the spot and asked to run, Biswal said.
During interrogation, the accused told police that he found the woman alone and took advantage of the fact, the DCP said, adding that Sudhir earlier used to work as a helper at a restaurant.
The woman used to live in Lajpat Nagar earlier and was presently staying with her sister in Greater Kailash.
(Inputs from PTI)