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Chembur gang rape: Police zero in on six auto drivers

mumbai Updated: Oct 05, 2011 01:23 IST
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The RCF police, who are investigating the alleged abduction and rape of a 21-year-old woman by three persons in an autorickshaw on September 26, have zeroed in on six autorickshaw drivers plying in the Chembur-Chunabhatti stretch who have not been found at their residential addresses.

The RCF police have been looking out for an auto driver and his two accomplices, who allegedly abducted the victim — who is suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) mental condition — from outside her mother’s Vashi Naka residence around 2.30am. The accused forced her into an autorickshaw, raped her and dumped her while she was unconscious in Chunabhatti. She was later found wandering around by beat marshals on night duty and taken to Sion hospital.

“Since one of the accused was identified as an autorickshaw driver, we began searching out for drivers who matched the description of the accused given by the victim,” said an officer from RCF police who did not wish to be named.

“We have narrowed down our search to six autorickshaw drivers. We have not been able to track them to their residence. We suspect the accused belongs to this group,” added the officer.

The police had released the sketches of the three accused based on the description given by the victim last week.