Minor kidnapped, gang-raped for three days near Mumbai, one held
Mumbai city news: Two other accused, one of whom is a woman, are absconding.mumbai Updated: Jul 06, 2017 10:04 IST
The Virar police arrested a man from a group, which allegedly gang-raped a minor in a Nalasopara jungle. The 15-year-old said that she had been raped by two men for three days, after which she managed to escape. Two other accused, one of whom is a woman, are absconding.
The girl stays with her mother in Virar. On June 23, her friend offered to take her for an outing. She agreed and they took an auto-rickshaw, where the two men were already present. “The minor’s friend introduced one of them as her boyfriend and said that he would accompany them. The vehicle took them on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, said Jayant Bajbale, deputy superintendent of police, Virar.
At Moregaon in Nalasopara, she was forced into a hut where she was raped by the two men for three days, while the woman kept watch. She eventually managed to escape.
“When the girl did not return home, her mother registered a case of kidnapping with us,” said Bajbale. “On Tuesday, she came home and narrated her ordeal. Her mother registered another complaint. We registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and also the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.”
The police then arrested one of the accused, who has been remanded in police custody.
“We are looking for the other two. The girl’s medical report has confirmed that she had been raped,” said Bajbale.
First Published: Jun 28, 2017 17:45 IST