Some more points on #MotowayIncident that must be looked at in investigation. We need to clear the basics ,she was an educated n confident person who was at the wrong place at the wrong time.The misleading sleazy /twisted details like who filed the FIR etc need to be ignored. 1/8
Investigation also needs to look at the following points.Why the attackers were so confident that she was alone,her car was locked and noone was coming to help her?How come they were sure abt how much time they had. Roadside could be place for bulgary/dacoity, not always for rape
She reached the toll plaza and paid for the toll. Asked for the nearest petrol pump.Moved forward.The car stopped. She called the motorway helpline, they apologised but gave her the local number. The person on the number came on what's app and took her location. Told her to wait.
He also asked her how much petrol she needed in money? She told them Rs 1000.She then waited for more than 90 mnts. Around 2.30am, a truck started coming slowly towards the car.She had windows rolled up but she rolled them down a bit to see who was in the truck.The truck parked.
A man jumped out of the car and started looking at her car. He came near the car and started looking inside. Had a peek. She was trying to understand who he was. He almost encircled the car but from a distance waited and then turned back,got in the truck and left. It was 2.44am.
At 2.46 am that day, the attackers appeared. At 2.47am , her relatives were calling her but she could not answer as this was the time of the attack. One man broke his hand while smashing the window. They both were speaking Punjabi with each other and Urdu with her.
The ages were between 30 to 35 years. When the woman was found by the police and her car belongings were retrieved, eye witness says there was a note of "Rs 1000"on the dashboard and her card. It was left by the attackers as there was a smudge on the window and card of dirt too.
Apparently, the attackers had wished that she should go home and not tell anyone.But is this a coincidence that she had said that she wanted at least 1000 Rs petrol to reach home and the attackers knew it as well. One of them had gone back to place it as the bag was with them.
Injured his hand.

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Some more details on the sad #motorwayincident .The woman called the emergency number #130 and spoke to them giving them her location. They gave her a local number where she was told to call for help.She called that number and gave them the location too. She ,them waited for help
She is, obviously too traumatised to recollect everything.Yet, she said it was a long wait. She is of the opinion that she waited for at least an hour. She also said her car has special type of windows. It was next to impossible for an outsider to tell she was alone in the car.
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