Two more arrested in Mira Road gang rape case
Two more accused persons were on Monday arrested in connection with the gang rape of a 19-year-old college girl at suburban Mira Road, police said.india Updated: Jun 22, 2009 17:31 IST
Two more accused persons were on Monday arrested in connection with the gang rape of a 19-year-old college girl at suburban Mira Road, police said.
The accused were identified as Dilip Patil (27) and Preetam Mhatre (19). With the arrest of these two, the number of arrests in the case rose to six, while one is still to be traced, they said.
"Two accused were nabbed on Monday, while one accused Umesh Bhoir surrendered before police on Sunday night. Hunt is on to trace one absconding person. He will also be arrested soon," Maithili Jha, Assistant Superintendent of Police, told PTI.
An Arts faculty student of a private college in Mira Road was allegedly gang raped on two occasions on May 14 and June 6 by the accused, who filmed the crime to blackmail her.
On Saturday, police nailed Parag Mhatre, his brother Pankaj and their friend Hiren Patil, who were remanded to police custody till June 29.
"We are probing if the accused have criminal background. Though the accused have blackmailed the victim saying that they would circulate her MMS clips if she did not give in to their demands, they had already circulated the clips to their friends," Jha said.
First Published: Jun 22, 2009 17:30 IST