Minor girl gang-raped, 4 teenagers amongst 5 arrested

Last Updated: Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 00:16

Mumbai: Five persons, including four
teenagers, were arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a
16-year-old girl for over a month.

According to police, the minor victim told them that she
was tortured on at least four occasions, after which, she told
it to her family.

The Dadar police station in the suburban Mumbai
arrested Mahesh Mane, Hitesh Kalokh and Ashwin Murudkar (all
19-year-old), 18-year-old Pawan Angre and 44-year-old taxi
driver Anand Landge on the charges of rape after the victim
filed a case against them. However, another accused Vicky
Mohite, who also had allegedly raped the girl once, is
absconding and is presently out of Mumbai, sources said.

Senior Inspector of Dadar police station, Ashok Unde
said that the girl was raped on several occasions by the
accused at different places and was threatened with dire
consequences if she revealed it to anyone.

The police said that on May 4, Mahesh asked her to come
to his house to cook food, as nobody was present at his house
at that time. After the victim went inside the room Pawan
allegedly locked her room and kept a watch while the former
raped her.

According to police, the girl was raped for the second
time on May 7 at a secluded spot near the Worli Sports Club
ground. Unde said that that girl was traumatised and
threatened.

On May 30, Ashwin, Pawan and Anand took her to a spot
near Keerti College and later in Anand`s cab, where Ashwin and
Anand raped her, they said, adding that the victim did not
return home on May 26 and was found in a nearby house the next
day.

After observing her changed behavior, the girl`s
family asked her what the matter was and she narrated the
incidents, after which, a complaint was filed and the accused
were arrested.

The police have registered a case of rape and criminal
intimidation against all those involved and are now in the
process of hunting the 6th accused. The accused were
produced in Bhoiwada Court that remanded them to police
custody till June 9.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 00:16

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