Akole gangrape case: Suspects under police custody
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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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