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Two accused of raping Danish woman sent to police custody

Posted on Jan 16 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Jan 16 : A Delhi court Thursday sent two people accused in the gang rape and robbery of a 51-year-old Danish tourist to police custody till Jan 20.

Police told the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sudhanshu Kaushik that interrogation of the two accused will help them know the whereabouts of the other accused in the case.

The magistrate allowed Delhi Police to quiz the two accused - Mohd Raja, 22, from Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh and Mahendra alias Ganja, 25, hailing from Maharashtra - till Jan 20.

They were arrested from near Shivaji Park in New Delhi area Wednesday evening.

The Danish woman was robbed and raped at knife-point by eight vagabonds near the New Delhi Railway Station Tuesday, police said.

Police told the court there was no permanent address of the accused as they all are vagabonds.

They said they were also taking the help of a dossier, a collection of data about criminals.

According to police, the Danish woman's ipod, earplugs, spectacle case and a mobile phone worth Rs.1,200 bought from money looted from her and Rs.1,800 in cash have been recovered from the arrested accused.

Police, while seeking custody of the duo, said they have to recover other various things related to the case.

Raju alias Bajji, a 25-year-old man also involved in the rape and robbery of the Danish woman, was arrested Thursday from Delhi, police told IANS.

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