A 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped several times in eight months in Mumbai’s suburban Thane district, in which the victim has named 33 accused in the case.
Mumbai: Thane Police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) has arrested two more people from Navi Mumbai in the gang rape case of a 15-year-old girl. With this, the number of people arrested in connection with the case has increased to 28, while two of these minors have also been taken into custody. In this way so far 28 accused have been arrested in the gangrape case. An official gave this information on Friday. So far, the names of 33 accused have come to the fore in this case. The police officer said that the main accused in the case has already been arrested.Also Read – Maharashtra: FIR registered against the person who married the third person hiding the matter of the first two marriages
28 out of 33 identified accused arrested so far, of which 2 persons are minors. Victim’s condition is stable. She knew the accused through social media. No political connection found in the case as of now: Thane ACP and SIT head Sonali Dhole on Dombivli gang rape case pic.twitter.com/RzqWc2qT5h
— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2021
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Girl gang-raped, raped several times in eight months
The girl was allegedly gang-raped several times in eight months in Thane district. These alleged incidents took place between January 29 and September 22 this year at different places including Dombivli, Badlapur, Murbad and Rabale. Police said that the victim has given the names of 33 accused. Let us tell you that this major incident of gang-rape of a minor has happened at a time when a woman was brutally raped and murdered in Sakinaka area of Mumbai recently. After which the Governor of Maharashtra wrote a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, asking him to discuss the safety of women in the special session of the state assembly. Also Read – Crime News: Gangrape for three days after taking woman hostage from Rajasthan to Patna, 2 accused arrested
26 arrested so far, two minors also in custody
The police officer said, “Police have arrested two more people in this case. Both were caught from Navi Mumbai on Thursday night. So far 28 people have been arrested, in which two minors have been taken into custody. The search is on for the rest of the accused.” The police officer said that the main accused in the case has already been arrested.
So far 33 accused are coming forward in the investigation. Further investigation is underway: ACP Sonali Dhule on the alleged gangrape case in Dombivali https://t.co/Rnvby3G18h
— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) September 24, 2021
Case registered under these sections
On the complaint of the girl, the Manpada police in Dombivli has arrested a girl under IPC sections 376 (rape), 376 (n) (repeated rape), 376 (d) (gang rape), 376 (3) (up to the age of 16 years). A case has been registered under sections of the Rape) and Protection of Child Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. A senior official said on Thursday that on the complaint of the girl, the Manpada police in Dombivli, Kalyan, has registered a case under section 376 (rape), 376 (n) (repeated rape), 376 (d) (gang rape), 376 of the Indian Penal Code. A case was registered on Wednesday against 33 accused under sections of (3) (rape of a girl under 16 years of age) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.
Girl’s boyfriend kept blackmailing her by making a video of rape
Additional Commissioner of Police (East Zone) Dattatreya Karale said on Thursday that these crimes were committed between January 29 and September 22 this year. He told, “It all started when the girl’s boyfriend raped her in January and made a video of the incident. He started blackmailing her over the video. Later her friends and associates raped her at least four to five times at different places including Dombivli, Badlapur, Murbad and Rabale.
Till yesterday, 24 accused were taken in remand after being produced in court.
Yesterday, the Additional Commissioner of Police had informed that a Special Investigation Team has been constituted under the leadership of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sonali Dhole to investigate the matter. Karale had told on Thursday, “The victim has given the names of 33 people. 24 of them have been arrested and two minors have also been apprehended in this connection. The condition of the girl is said to be stable.” He said that the search is on for the other accused involved in the crime. Another police official said the arrested persons were produced in a court on Thursday and remanded to police custody till September 29.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis – atmosphere of fear in the state
Speaking to reporters in Nagpur, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis demanded that the Maharashtra government make special efforts to stop such crimes. The former chief minister said, “There is an atmosphere of fear in the state. The increase in the number of such incidents is worrying.” Fadnavis said, “Such an incident is happening in Dombivli, which is known as a peaceful settlement, which is very shocking. We demand that the government intervene immediately.”
In the same month, a woman died after being brutally raped in Sakinaka area of Mumbai.
The Shiv Sena-led state government came under heavy criticism after a 34-year-old woman was brutally raped and murdered in Mumbai’s Sakinaka area earlier this month. One person has been arrested in the case. Another BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the Dombivli incident may prompt the state government to hold a special session of the assembly. He said that the culprits in such cases should be given strict punishment.
Politics heats up after Governor writes letter for special session
Thackeray on Monday hit back after Governor BS Koshyari wrote a letter for the special session, saying the governor should request the Center to convene a session of Parliament to discuss the issue. On the other hand, Shiv Sena leader and Deputy Chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Neelam Gorhe said that the incident should not be politicised. He said the victim should be rescued, counseled and rehabilitated. NCP leader Vidya Chavan visited Manpada police station during the day. “If the culprits are handed over to us, we will get them paraded in public,” he told reporters.