A girl studying in the seventh standard was kidnapped by an auto-rickshaw driver and gang-raped by him and his accomplices in the act for over five days. The police at the Wanwadi Police Station has registered the case under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
The fourteen-year-old victim was waiting at the railway station for a friend, during which an auto-rickshaw driver started talking to her and befriended her. Since her friend did not arrive at the railway station the accused allegedly offered to drop the victim, however, he kidnapped her and unlawfully restrained her in an unknown location.
The police confirmed that the father of the victim’s had filed a missing complaint about his daughter on 31st August 2021.
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STATEMENT OF THE VICTIM
The victim held that the auto-rickshaw along with seven other accomplices sexually assaulted her, by taking turns, after the accused kidnapped her.
IDENTIFICATION OF THE ACCUSED
The police used the railway station’s CCTV footage for identifying the accused and making the necessary arrests. Six of the accused are auto-rickshaw drivers, the other two are Class IV, railway employees.
It is believed by DCP Namrata Patil that the names of some other accused, who were an accomplice in the crime may also be revealed by the victim.