Polish woman 'rape' case to be transferred to Delhi Police

Days after a 35-year-old Polish national claimed that she was raped while on her way from Mathura to Delhi, the Mathura police has decided to transfer the case to Delhi Police. The move comes after investigations revealed that the woman was in Delhi between January 1 and 4.

Mathura police will write to the Embassy of Poland, requesting them for details on the woman's background.

Speaking to Newsline, Mathura SP Omvir Singh said, "The woman's allegations according to the zero FIR registered at the Paharganj police station in Delhi are not corroborated by the circumstantial evidence. The case will be transferred to the Delhi Police since the victim's call detail records have revealed that she was in Delhi between January 1 and 4. At no point did she visit Mathura. She had sent numerous SMSes and made several calls to her associates."

Singh said police had questioned several persons in the case, including the bus conductor and the driver of the Uttar Pradesh Roadways bus in which the woman said she had travelled on January 1.

Police have recovered a bus ticket from the woman, which has corroborated this.

Police have questioned an advocate who travelled with the woman on January 1 along with her two-year-old daughter.

"He told us that he returned to Mathura on January 2 at 8 pm. He said the woman was in Delhi and had not accompanied him," Singh said.

Omvir Singh also said, "We cannot go by her statement that she was on the highway when the unidentified assailant in a big white car pushed her and her child into the car before sexually assaulting her. There is nothing to prove that she was in Mathura, since the evidence collected so far contradicts her statement," Singh said.

Singh said they would write to the Embassy of Poland to gather details on the woman's background.

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