Maha: 15-yr-old girl gang-raped for 8 months in Thane, 29 booked

Thane, Sep 23 (IANS): In a shocking revealation, the Dombivali Police said on Thursday that they have booked at least 29 persons, including juveniles, for the repeated gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl in Thane for several months.

The case has been registered by the Manpada police station in Dombivali and so far 23 youth have been arrested, two minors have been detained, while the police are hunting for at least three or four others who are absconding.

All the arrested-accused were produced before a magistrate court in Thane, which remanded them to police custody till September 29.

According to a police officer, sometime in January, the victim's boyfriend had reportedly indulged in forcible sex with her and had filmed the act.

Later, he showed and shared the video with his friends who allegedly used the clip to blackmail, threaten and sexually assault the girl for over the next eight months.

The perpetrators, some of them said to be politically connected, compelled the girl to accompany them to various locations in Dombivali, other towns like Rabale, Badlapur, Thane and also at a remote farmhouse, where they repeatedly raped her.

The heinous incident came to light following a tip-off and after the preliminary probe, the police registered a formal complaint late on Wednesday.

Police teams swooped into action and picked up the accused youngsters, including two aged below 18, from different parts of Dombivali and its surroundings areas.

The victim has been admitted to a city hospital for check-up, counselling and treatment where her condition is stated to be stable.

Moving swiftly, the police have booked the accused under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, besides other charges.

The opposition BJP, including Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis, has slammed the Maha Vikas Aghadi government over the incident, saying that atrocities against women continue unabated in the state.

Further investigations are underway, and squads have been set up to nab the other accused persons who are absconding, the police said.



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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    15 year old girl? repeated rape? for eight months? i think she is addicted to drugs or swayed out of the way..parents are very much responsible..she was taken to various places...definitely her parents must have questioned her where she went? so the girl and parents are as much responsible as the boys and men who raped her... in any case the perpetrators should be punished as per sha...

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  • Jessy, Udupi

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    What were the parents doing when the girl was going with the accused and not coming on time.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Sep 24 2021

    First my question is does she have no parents?Living alone.?How and why did she not tell her parents if any ,about it?Second she could atleast go to police and complain about it.These jung boys were blackmailing her to have sex?She could have tell someone .15y.So more jobs will be created.ears is not that young.she certainly understand things?She already had a boy friend.when forcing to have sex,tell parents about your problem if u dont want.However now Police are on work.Hope this is true and how is condition of a 15 years girl who underwent group sex ,for a period of some months is horrible .I feel Indias boys are drinking not normal water but ???.otherwise why is this continueing?In future Special police should be appointed only in this sector

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