The family of the 17-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped on July 21 by her senior from the Chembur college they studied in, first approached the college and asked for action to be taken against the boy.
The girl has alleged that the 20-year-old boy, a third year student of the Bachelor of Management Studies, raped her at his house in Chembur Camp when she had gone there to work on a college project. They had met on a social networking site.
Sources close to the girl’s family said they first approached authorities at Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Arts Science and Commerce, seeking action against the boy, since he too was their student.
The girl told her parents about the incident on July 22, after the accused let her go. “They approached us on Friday and narrated the incident,” said the college’s Principal J. K.Phadnis.
“We helped them get hold of the boy and they then lodged the police complaint. We cannot help beyond as the police is investigating the matter,” he added.