Akole gangrape case: Suspects under police custody

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 13:16

Ahmednagar: Three persons 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 accused include Babusha Nehrya Kale (30),
Gorakh Tasalu Bhosale (27) (both of them are said to be
dacoits) and goldsmith Santosh Dinkar Pandit (36), police said
today.

They were arrested yesterday at Kolgaon in Shrigonde
taluka in Ahmednagar, district police chief Krishna Prakash
said.

One of the victims of the gangrape, who has been
hospitalised at the Ahmednagar government hospital, identified
one of the suspects during the identification parade
yesterday, police added.

The suspects were caught within three days, "Hence
allegations of crumbling law and order system in the state is
not correct," DGP of Maharashtra Ajit Parasnis said.

Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Khadase and
Pandurang Phundkar, Leader of Opposition in the state
legislative council had said that the incident is a "proof of
the collapsing law and order situation in the state."

Khadase paid a visit to Veergaon yesterday.

State government must take the responsibility of the
rehabilitation of victim`s families instead of throwing cash
of Rs 1 lakh, they said.

Meanwhile, State Home Minister R R Patil is scheduled to
visit Veergaon today, NCP district chief Ghanshyam Shelar
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.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 13:16

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