A adolescence (22) has been arrested via Mumbai Police for allegedly befriending a minor woman (13) from Virar on a social media community, kidnapping her from her grandmother’s house within the town and raping her in his local state, Rajasthan.
The accused 3 accomplices have additionally been arrested from Madhya Pradesh (MP) for allegedly looking to lend a hand him kidnap the rape survivor.
Police mentioned the rape survivor lives along with her mom and elder sister in Virar. She had come to talk over with her grandmother, who lives at Agripada in south Mumbai, in June.
The rape survivor, who had befriended the accused at the social media community a few 12 months in the past, has been in common contact with him, her family members informed the police.
“On July 1, the accused, who works at a Haryana-based corporate that manufactures bottled water, along side his MP-based pals got here to Mumbai in a personal car and collected the minor woman from Agripada. He took her to his local state Rajasthan and raped her there,” mentioned Sawalaram Agawane, senior inspector, Agripada police station.
The police began a probe at the foundation of a grievance filed via the rape survivor’s grandmother at Agripada police station.
A initial probe printed that the rape survivor used to be involved with an individual at the social media community for some time and lately the verbal exchange had change into extra common.
Police analysed her social media actions and zeroed in on a suspect’s profile and likewise discovered his telephone quantity connected to it. An research of the decision main points traced the accused’s hyperlinks to Rajasthan and MP.
Two separate police groups had been despatched to those two states.
A police workforce arrested the accused and rescued the rape survivor from Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district on Monday. Whilst the opposite workforce arrested the accused’s 3 accomplices from MP. Police have additionally seized an MP registered automotive that used to be used within the rape survivor’s abduction.
“The accused were dropped at Mumbai on transit remand. They’ll be produced prior to a courtroom on Tuesday. On the other hand, one accused remains to be sought after within the case,” mentioned R Syed, inspector, Agripada police station.
The accused has been booked below related sections of Coverage of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, Agawane mentioned.
The rape survivor has been despatched to a kids’s house for protected custody, he added.