Seventeen-year-old girl gangraped by four men in Mumbai
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by four men in suburban Borivali last night, the police said here today.
Mumbai: A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by four men in suburban Borivali last night, the police said here today.
Three of the four accused were arrested last night and were produced before a court today, which has remanded them to police custody until December 2, the police said. According to the police, the victim who is a school dropout from Uttar Pradesh, resided in Ganpath Patil Nagar slum in Borivali.
The girl, who lived alone in the house after her mother abandoned her, was being taken care of by her close male friend.
"She left the house at about 8.30 pm yesterday to buy some food for herself, when she was allegedly intercepted by an auto-rickshaw driver Sonu Kamble, who was known to her," an officer at the MHB Colony Police Station said.
Kamble dragged the girl into a mini tempo parked on Link Road. Later, he was joined by his two of his friends, Jaiprakash Pal and Aslam Khan, who are also auto rickshaw
The trio took turns and sexually assaulted her, the police said, adding that, "Another person, who found something amiss in the tempo, reached there and he also raped the
Hearing the girl's screams, a passerby caught Jaiprakash who was leaving the spot and handed him over to a cop patrolling the area.
"The girl told the cops that she was raped by Jaiprakash Pal and three others," the officer said. A manhunt was launched for the accused last night after which Sonu and Aslam were apprehended, while the fourth accused is still at large, the police said.
The accused have been booked for gangrape, among other charges under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
The Delhi government was today asked by the Delhi High Court to take requisite permission from the Centre and to complete within three months the exercise of appointing independent public prosecutors in each special court set up to handle cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Courts must take due care when a differently-abled person, who may have a limited vocabulary, is being cross-examined and should protect such witnesses from being unfairly dealt with, the Delhi High Court has said.
Our courts must carefully word orders, so that future victims aren't discouraged from reporting cases
On 16 January, 2017, the Bombay High Court passed an order disposing of a bail application filed by a person who was accused of committing offences under Section 354 of the Penal Code of 1850 (Rape) and Section 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (Sexually Assaulting a Child)