Visually impaired teen raped in Palghar

A 15-year-old visually impaired girl was allegedly raped by two unidentified persons in Vasai area of the district, police said on Wednesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014, 16:14 PM IST

Palghar: A 15-year-old visually impaired girl was allegedly raped by two unidentified persons in Vasai area of the district, police said on Wednesday.

The two men forcibly caught hold of the girl, who has no vision in one eye and works as a maid servant in the locality, late last night when she was returning to her home at Nallasopara in Vasai.

They gagged her and took her to an isolated construction site near Durga chawl in the area where they sexually assaulted her and then fled from there, district police PRO Manoj Lahange said in a press release.

Based on a complaint by the victim, police registered an FIR this morning.

A hunt is on for the two culprits. Offences have been registered against them under section 376(d) (rape) of the IPC and sections 4, 8 and 12 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, police said.

The locals today gathered at the Nallasopara police station and protested against the increasing crimes against women in the area.