Seven-yr-old gangraped in Maharashtra's Thane district; three booked under POCSO and IPC, say cops

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by three men in a dilapidated building near her school in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Monday.

Press Trust of India September 23, 2019 19:46:52 IST
Seven-yr-old gangraped in Maharashtra's Thane district; three booked under POCSO and IPC, say cops
  • A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by three men in a dilapidated building near her school in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Monday

  • The incident took place last Thursday following which the three accused, who sexually harassed the Class two girl on previous occasions also, were arrested

  • The accused, identified as Navin Jasuza (24), Ajay Dehare (34) and Vikram Purohit (19), worked at different shops in Kalyan town in Thane

Thane: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by three men in a dilapidated building near her school in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Monday.

Sevenyrold gangraped in Maharashtras Thane district three booked under POCSO and IPC say cops

Representational image. AFP

The incident took place last Thursday following which the three accused, who sexually harassed the girl on previous occasions also, were arrested, Bazarpeth police station's inspector Yeshwant Chavan said.

On 19 September, when the girl came out of her school, they took her to an abandoned building nearby and allegedly raped her, the official said.

The girl informed about the incident to her parents who lodged a complaint with police.

Based on the complaint, the accused were arrested last Friday, he said. They were later produced before a local court which remanded them in police custody till 24 September.

Prior to the incident of gangrape, the accused had been sexually harassing the girl, the official said.

The three men have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he added.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

'Shameful' that many Indians don't consider Dalits, Muslims, tribals as human, says Rahul Gandhi on Hathras case
India

'Shameful' that many Indians don't consider Dalits, Muslims, tribals as human, says Rahul Gandhi on Hathras case

Referring to the Uttar Pradesh Police's denial of the rape charge, the Congress leader accused the state govt and police of dismissing her plight

Hathras case: Late night cremation infringed upon human rights, says Allahabad HC; CBI team visits crime scene
India

Hathras case: Late night cremation infringed upon human rights, says Allahabad HC; CBI team visits crime scene

The court said the Hathras district administration failed to show "any good reason" as to why it could not hand over the victim's body to the family members, say for even half an hour, to enable them to perform their rituals at home

Chhattisgarh BJP MP Mohan Mandavi calls Hathras rape ‘fake’, says Dhanora case real; faces Congress flak
India

Chhattisgarh BJP MP Mohan Mandavi calls Hathras rape ‘fake’, says Dhanora case real; faces Congress flak

According to the Kanker MP, if a CBI investigation is ordered into the Dhanora case, similar incidents will be unearthed in ‘every four or five villages’ of Bastar