A 22-year-old woman was allegedly raped by two persons in a scrap yard at Kurla (west) in the early hours of Saturday.
The incident occurred in a shop inside a scrap yard — Najibulla compound, near Baghdad Hotel on the Kalina Road in Kurla (west). Around 6 am, the woman, who is a rag picker, and her friend were collecting some metal scrap near the scrap yard. In the meantime, 40-year-old Shakeel Ahmad Qureshi, who owns a shop in the compound, spotted both the ladies. He then summoned both the women through the watchman, Shahdat Ali alias Chikna (24).
He allegedly took the duo inside his shop, Gala No 25, along with the watchman. He then charged the victim of having stolen 300 kilograms of scrap from the yard in the past and even beat her up with the watchman. Then in the presence her associate, the duo repeatedly raped her for over two hours.
Deputy commissioner of police D Phadtare told HT on Sunday that the duo had been arrested after the woman lodged the complaint. He said Shakeel was in the habit of seeking sexual favour from many women who would come to the compound to collect scrap. The duo had been charged for rape, the DCP added.