Maharashtra Teenage Girl Allegedly Gang-raped By 33 People, 26 Including Two Minors Held
A shocking case of sexual abuse has been reported from Thane, Maharashtra where a 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by several men over the past eight months.
The incident came to light on Wednesday after the girl approached the police, and narrated her ordeal.
According to the police, the girl was first sexually abused by her boyfriend, who also made a video of the incident. He then used it to blackmail her and later his friends also did the same.
"It all started when the lover of the girl raped her in January and made a video of the incident. He started blackmailing her on the basis of that video. Later on, his friends and acquaintances gang-raped her at least on four to five occasions at different places, including Dombivili, Badlapur, Murbad and Rabale in the district,", Additional Commissioner of Police (East region), Dattatray Karale said.
The offences were committed between January 29 this year and September 22.
Based on the girl's complaint, the Manpada police at Dombivli in Kalyan have registered a case on Wednesday night against 33 accused under IPC sections 376 (rape), 376 (n) (repeated rape), 376 (d) (gang-rape), 376 (3) (rape on a woman under sixteen years of age) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
"The victim has named 33 persons. Out of them, 24 persons have been arrested and two minors detained in this connection. The girl's condition is said to be stable," Karale said.
Deplorable,Disgusting❗️— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) September 23, 2021
Anguished to hear-14 year girl being gang raped by 30men in Bhopar,#Dombivli
Too worried about increase in violence against women.
MVA Govt must pay serious attention to ensure that such incidents do not happen&we demand strictest punishment to all guilty.
The Kalyan sessions court remanded the 24 arrested accused to police custody till September 29 while the minors have been sent to Bhiwandi remand home.
The police have formed an SIT to probe the case and nab the remaining culprits.