Ahmednagar: Three persons were arrested in connection with the Akole dacoity and gang-rape case, have been remanded to 10 days of police custody by a local court.
The three arrested include Babusha Nehrya Kale (30), Gorakh Tasalu Bhosale(27) (both of them are said to dacoits) and goldsmith Santosh Dinkar Pandit (36), police said.
They were arrested yesterday at Kolgaon in Shrigonde taluka in Ahmednagar, district police chief Krishna Prakash said.
One of the victims of the gang-rape, who has been hospitalized at the Ahmednagar government hospital, identified one of the suspects during the identification parade on Monday, police added.
Ajit Parasnis, DGP of Maharashtra said on Tuesday that police succeeded in catching the suspects in three 3 days. "Hence allegations of crumbling law and order system in the state are not correct," he said.
Meanwhile, State Home Minister R R Patil is scheduled to visit Veergaon today, NCP district chief Ghanshyam Shelar said.
Eknath Khadase, Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra assembly paid a visit to Veergaon yesterday. Khadase and Pandurang Phundkar, Leader of Opposition in the state legislative council said that the incident is a "proof of the collapsing law and order situation in the state."
State government must take the responsibility of the rehabilitation of victim`s families instead of throwing cash of Rs one lakh, they said.
Earlier, senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde also demanded a special squad of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) to probe the incident.
A gang of six dacoits robbed six women in Veergaon village of Akole taluka of Ahmednagar, allegedly gang-raped two and stripped and beat up four older women, before decamping with gold ornaments and cash last Saturday.