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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

Scared, survivor and friend fled city without seeking medical help

Saurabh M Joshiq, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, September 04, 2013
First Published: 02:25 IST(4/9/2013) | Last Updated: 02:27 IST(4/9/2013)

After she was gangraped on July 31 by five men, the rape survivor and her male friend, who was tied up, were allowed to go, but they were too scared to remain in Mumbai. As a result, the survivor has not undergone a medical examination and has not taken any medication for the entire month that she has stayed away.

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“They panicked following the incident and went away to Chhattisgarh where the boy has a friend,” said Vinayak Deshmukh, deputy commissioner of police (zone 3).

On Tuesday, she was taken to JJ hospital for medical examination and has been referred for preventive treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, but it will be close to impossible to prove that she was raped.

The police said the survivor was in pain even when she appeared at Bhandup police station to record her statement.

The duo returned to Mumbai thinking the hunt for her would have died down a month later.

According to Deshmukh, the accused conned the duo. “The two of them came across three of the accused as they were returning to Mahalaxmi station. The trio told her male friend that many murders had taken place in the lane they were in and separated the two by taking him aside to talk about the incidents. Simultaneously, they called two of their accomplices,” said Deshmukh. The gang then tied up the boy using her dupatta and raped her and then let them go.

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