Mumbai girl kidnapped and gang-raped twice in nine months
The girl, who is suffering from a psychological disorder, was allegedly kidnapped and raped by five people in October last year.mumbai Updated: Jul 22, 2017 11:17 IST
A 17-year-old gang-rape survivor was kidnapped and raped by two autorickshaw drivers in Goregaon, said the police. They were arrested on Friday. The girl, who is suffering from a psychological disorder, was allegedly kidnapped and raped by five people in October last year.
The minor, who lives with her parents at Dindoshi, went missing on Saturday evening — two days before the identification parade in the October rape case. The family searched for her in the vicinity and also at their relatives’ homes, but didn’t find her. They registered a missing person complaint with the Dindoshi police on Sunday.
According to the police, she left home in the evening when her parents were away. She was picked up by two auto drivers, who allegedly sexually assaulted her several times.
She returned home on Wednesday after which the police recorded her statement and registered a case of kidnapping and rape against unidentified people, an officer said.
“Several police teams were formed to nab the suspects. All officers of Dindoshi police station and their counterparts in neighbouring areas were alerted. Within 24 hours, we managed to detain the two drivers from Kandivli,” said Vinay Rathod, deputy commissioner of police, Zone XII. The survivor was sent to JJ Hospital for medical examination.
The October 2016 gang rape came to light after the girl complained of abdominal pain and was taken to hospital where her family learnt that she was pregnant. Taking advantage of the girl’s mental illness, five men from neighbourhood took her near the railway tracks and raped her. According to her statement, they also raped her in an autorickshaw for more than a week.
The Dindoshi police arrested all five men who are now in judicial custody. “The identification parade was fixed on July 17 at Arthur Road jail, but she went missing on Saturday,” said a police officer.
The family alleged the five arrested men might have played a role in Saturday’s kidnapping, said the officer.
The police clarified that the five men had no connection with the drivers.
First Published: Jul 22, 2017 01:12 IST