A Minor Girl Gang Raped; FIR Lodged against 29 Suspects

Story Highlights
  • Minor Girl raped by 29 people in Dombivali, Mumbai.
  • 26 arrested so far.
  • SIT constituted to probe the matter.

Mumbai: In an unspeakably heinous incident, a case has been registered against 29 people for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Dombivali.

Following this heinous incident, Datta Karale, additional commissioner of police, informed that 26 people have been arrested while the other two detained accused are minors.  While police are on the lookout for the remaining. The Thane Police have constituted an SIT to probe the case sources reported.

The main accused is said to be a friend of the survivor who had first raped the girl in January and made a video of the same. Later, other accused using the same video blackmailed places including Dombivali, Badlapur, Rabale and Murbad. The survivor on Wednesday night approached the police after which a gang rape case was registered. All accused are booked under Indian Penal Code Section 376 (rape), 376 (N), 376 (3), 376 (D) (A) and Section 4, 6 and 10 of the Protections of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The minor girl is undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Kalwa. Police teams were searching for the culprits, the official said, without divulging any further details of the case. (The survivor identity has not been revealed to protect her identity.

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