`Mumbai rapists held broken beer bottle over victim`s neck`

In a grisly revelation in Mumbai gang-rape case, a report said that the men had held a broken beer bottle over the victim`s neck.

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2013, 14:52 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Kamna Arora

Mumbai: In a grisly revelation in Mumbai gang-rape case, a report on Saturday said that the men had held a broken beer bottle over the victim`s neck and threatened to kill her if she moved.

The horrific gang-rape case has not just jolted Mumbai but also the whole nation.

The story of the 22-year-old woman photojournalist mirrored the shocking incident in Delhi in December 2012 in which a 23-year-old physiotherapist intern was brutally raped by a group of men.

According to a report, the victim told the Mumbai police that the rapists clicked photographs of her after the assault and threatened to release them in public and defamed her if she dared to disclose their identities.

She even received two calls from her mother, and the rapists made her pick the call and assure her mom that she was doing fine.

The braveheart, however, decided not to bow down and went straight to the city`s Jaslok Hospital which helped doctors to collect vital biological evidence.

The Mumbai Police today arrested another accused in connection with Thursday`s gang-rape of the young photojournalist, while a jobless 19-year-old, already under arrest, was produced before a magisterial court which remanded him in police custody till August 30.

Accused Vijay Jadhav was picked up in the wee hours today from Madanpura area by the Crime Branch.

Three other accused identified as Qasim Bengali, Saleem and Ashfaq are still at large and a manhunt has been launched to nab them.

The victim was gang-raped by five men on Thursday evening when she and her male colleague had gone to the deserted Shakti Mills compound in Lower Parel on assignment.

The incident brought back shocking memories of the December gang-rape of a paramedic in Delhi which had sparked a nation-wide outrage.