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Construction worker held for raping speech-and-hearing impaired minor in Mumbai

Mumbai city news: Akhilesh Basantu Basfur was brought from Vishrampur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district to Mumbai on Saturday.

mumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2017 10:20 IST
Manish K Pathak
The incident came to light on December 6, 2016 when the girl complained of abdomen pain.
The incident came to light on December 6, 2016 when the girl complained of abdomen pain.(HT File Photo)

The Mumbai crime branch arrested a 20-year-old construction worker from Uttar Pradesh for allegedly raping a speech-and-hearing impaired girl, 14, in Borivli in September last year.

The worker, Akhilesh Basantu Basfur, was brought from Vishrampur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district to Mumbai on Saturday.

The incident came to light on December 6, 2016 when the girl complained of abdomen pain, and she was taken to hospital. During check-up, doctors learnt that she was four months pregnant. Her parents filed a complaint in Borivli police station.

“As the girl is speech-andhearing impaired, it was very difficult to get clues about the suspect. Joint commissioner of police Sanjay Saxena was informed about the case and contacted several organisations which work for speech-and-hearing impaired people,” said police inspector Chimaji Adhav of Unit 11. The police roped in an organisation to communicate with the girl. Using the sigh language, she told the organisation that the man, who allegedly raped her, worked at a construction site, said the police.

“We enquired with several private developers, supervisors and labours at construction sites and learnt about Basfur who fled to Uttar Pradesh without informing anyone,” said the officer.

The police immediately sent a team to Basfur’s native place. He was handed over to the Borivli, said Adhav.

Basfur came to Mumbai around two years ago to earn aa livelihood and found a job at a construction site in Borivli, said the officer. The girl also lived in the same locality.

Taking advantage of her disability, Basfur raped her, said another police officer.

He fled to Uttar Pradesh after he came to know that she was pregnant, said the officer.