TNN | Jun 12, 2014, 02.10 AM IST
Use of date rape drugs is on the rise. Police are concerned about the easy availability of such sedatives and are tracking down the suppliers. “Drugs like clonazepam and rohypnol containing benzodiazepine can cause heavy sedation, drowsiness and nausea. They can even lead to loss of consciousness or cause death in high doses. They are much more potent than sleeping pills like Valium,” said a cop.
Police sources said the incident took place after the woman, who works part-time at a well-known garment outlet, went to meet someone she had apparently interacted with on Facebook and on phone. On Tuesday night, the survivor met him at a cafe, where he offered her a drink heavily laced with sedatives. He later took her to a flat and raped her. The woman was under the effect of drugs and didn’t realize she was being assaulted. She started coming back to her senses as the effect wore off by Wednesday morning.
She told her friends about the incident and they informed police. An FIR under sections of drugging (328 IPC) and rape (376) was registered at Dwarka (north) police station. Sources said the cops had rounded up the accused on Wednesday night on the basis of his mobile location and were interrogating him.
Last week, two Jharkhand girls were drugged and gang-raped in northeast Delhi by three men who befriended them on the pretext of getting them a confirmed train ticket.