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Mumbai college student wasn’t raped or kidnapped, cooked up story after watching TV shows to harass friend

Mumbai city news: In her complaint, she said she was raped and left near Aksa Beach, with her limbs tied with rope.

mumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2017 13:07 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,Mumbai rape,Mumbai kidnap
The woman claimed she was left near Aksa beach.(File)

The college student’s claims that she was pulled into an Ecco car, taken to a secluded place in Charkop and raped were false, the police said on Monday, adding she cooked up the story after watching TV crime series to exact revenge on her friend.

Based on the woman’s complaint, the police filed a case on July 6.

The woman alleged the incident took place on Thursday when she was on her way to college. In her complaint, she said she was raped and left near Aksa Beach, with her limbs tied with rope.

More than eight teams were formed to probe the allegations.

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While one team questioned the woman, others got data including on her journey from Charkop to Aksa Beach.

The CCTV footage from Charkop did not show any Ecco car, said police. Instead, the woman was seen taking an autorickshaw to reach Marve in Malad (West).

The police traced the autorickshaw driver, who identified the woman, said police.

The technical analysis team found the woman was at Marve beach, instead of Aksa, where she claimed she was left. “All claims made by the woman turned out to be false,” said an officer.

The woman then confessed she came up with the story to exact revenge on her friend after a fight. She said as TV series showed gang-rape case witnesses being questioned for days, she thought of the story to put her friend through the hassle.

The police have left the woman with a warning for wasting their time.

First Published: Jul 10, 2017 13:01 IST