Minor girl kidnapped, gangraped in Jamnagar

Last Updated: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 23:22

Jamnagar: A 17-year-old girl has been
allegedly kidnapped and taken to Jamnagar and Mumbai, where
she was gangraped, police said on Sunday.

The mother of the girl lodged a complaint with women`s
police station in Ahmedabad in this regard after the victim
returned from Mumbai and narrated the incident.

According to the complaint registered yesterday, the girl
was gangraped between August 21 and 26 in Jamnagar and Mumbai
by seven persons several times.

On August 21, the girl, who lived with her father here,
boarded a private bus from the city to meet her mother in
Ahmedabad, the complaint said.

In the bus, she met one Mehul who convinced her to come
with him to Ahmedabad in a car, but instead, he took her to
Jayant Society in the city and held her captive for the entire
night.

The mother claimed that her daughter was gangraped by
Mehul and four of his friends, who also video-recorded the
crime on mobilephones. The girl was later taken to Mumbai,
where she was again gangraped by the same men, and another one
called Michael.

"Further investigation in the matter is being conducted
by the Jamnagar district police as the case has been
transferred to them as the place of offence is located there,"
Ahmedabad Women`s police station ACP Usha Rada said.

Meanwhile, Mehul and his friends were being questioned
regarding the incident, Jamnagar police said, adding that
further probe is on.

The mother claimed that her daughter was gangraped by
Mehul and four of his friends, who also video-recorded the
crime on mobilephones. The girl was later taken to Mumbai,
where she was again gangraped by the same men, and another one
called Michael.

"Further investigation in the matter is being conducted
by the Jamnagar district police as the case has been
transferred to them as the place of offence is located there,"
Ahmedabad Mahila police station ACP Usha Rada said.

Meanwhile, Mehul and his friends were being questioned
regarding the incident, Jamnagar police said, adding that
further probe is on.

Meanwhile, in a late development tonight, Jamnagar city
police arrested six men in connection with the alleged
gangrape of the 17-year-old girl.

Taking to mediapersons, Police Inspector B C Modi said
that one Mehul Rawal was the person who enticed the girl into
coming with him and his friends.

"We have arrested six persons based on a complaint filed
by the victim`s mother at Ahmedabad Women`s police station
yesteday," Modi said, adding that a team will be sent to
Mumbai to arrest the seventh person named in the complaint.

Police said that the girl was kept in a hotel near Bandra
railway station in Mumbai by the accused.

Those arrested have been identified as Mehul Rawal,
Dharmesh Patel, Viral Jethwa, Ajaysinh Jethwa, Nishant Punjani
and Kailash Khatri. The seventh person Michael is yet to be
arrested, police said.

The accused are likely to be produced in court tomorrow,
they said, adding that further investigation in the matter was
on.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 23:22
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