4, including two minors, arrested for gangrape of 20-year-old catering staff in Mumbai

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Mumbai: All the four accused, including two minors, have been arrested for alleged gangrape of a 20-year-old woman working for a catering firm on Sunday. The heinous crime took place at Shivaji Nagar area in Govandi, Mumbai, around 4 in the morning on Friday, when the woman was returning from work.

“All four accused including two minors have been arrested,” Arjun Rajane, Senior Police Inspector, Shivaji Nagar PS said.

Police informed that the four accused spotted the woman near the old BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport) depot after which one of the them, who knew her, asked her about returning home in that odd hour. The man further told the victim that he wanted to talk to her.

The girl followed the man who then took her to mezzanine floor of an empty house in the vicinity. His friends followed them and they took turns to rape her before fleeing.

Police informed that the men gagged the woman when she tried to shout out for help.

The woman called up the police and filed the complaint the moment the accused rushed from the spot. The FIR was lodged and all the four men were identified and were from the same neighbourhood. They have been booked under relevant IPC sections for rape and sexual assault.

first published:Jan. 23, 2022, 9:06 p.m.

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