Mankhurd police on Saturday arrested three folks for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old lady in a shifting automotive on July 29.
In line with the police, the lady was strolling on the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd hyperlink highway round 11am, when a silver-coloured automotive intercepted her and the occupants inside it pulled her inside and drove off.
In her assertion, the survivor advised the police that although she tried to get out of the automotive, the accused overpowered her and stored driving. After they reached someplace between Chembur and Wadala, the accused touched her inappropriately and threatened her with dire penalties if she opposed their act.
They then gang raped her within the shifting automotive and dropped her close to the Jap Categorical Freeway. Earlier than letting her go, they threatened to kill her if she disclosed the incident to anybody.
Senior police inspector Prakash Chougule, from Mankhurd police station, mentioned, “The survivor went dwelling and shared the incident along with her aunt, after which they approached us to file a criticism. We then registered a primary info report and carried out the investigations. The survivor and accused aren’t recognized to one another. Primarily based on technical intelligence, the three accused have been arrested from Mankhurd.
Two of the accused are aged 25, whereas the third one is 24 years outdated.
The police charged the trio underneath sections 376 (punishment for rape), 376 (D) (gang rape), 376 (3) (commits rape on a girl underneath sixteen years of age), 354 (assault or prison drive to lady with intent to outrage her modesty), 354 (A) (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 363 (punishment for kidnapping) and 506 (punishment for prison intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and part 6 (punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault), 10 (punishment for aggravated sexual assault) and 12 (punishment for sexual harassment) of Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act 2012.