Rape victim gets back passport,told to stay for identification parade

A week after an 18-year-old Dutch student was allegedly raped by two autorickshaw drivers,the Vanrai police have returned her passport,along with some other belongings,that was robbed by the two men.

Written by Megha Sood | Mumbai | Published:January 4, 2012 12:26 am

A week after an 18-year-old Dutch student was allegedly raped by two autorickshaw drivers,the Vanrai police have returned her passport,along with some other belongings,that was robbed by the two men. Police said the passport and other articles were dumped in a postbox in Goregaon (East).

Although the police have returned the victim’s documents,they have asked her to stay in the city until the identification parade of the accused is conducted. The police said though the victim is eager to go back,they have requested her to inform them before leaving the city.

“We will conduct the identification parade in front of the Collector in a day or two. The victim wants to go back to Holland by January 5,” said an officer from Vanrai police station,who did not wish to be named.

According to the police,if the victim leaves the country before the identification parade,it would be a major blow to the case. “We recovered the girl’s passport and other crucial documents few days ago. We are waiting to conduct the identification parade,” said Additional Commissioner of Police (North region) Ramrao Pawar.

According to the victim’s statement,on December 26,she and a friend took an autorickshaw from Vasai and changed it after crossing Dahisar check post. Her friend got off at Kandivli,while the victim went towards Mulund. She asked the driver to take the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road as she was familiar with the route.

After crossing Malad,the rickshaw driver picked up his accomplice and drove towards Aarey Milk Colony. When the girl protested,the driver pulled the auto at a deserted spot behind Vanrai police station. The girl was then allegedly raped and robbed of her belongings,which included Rs 8,000 cash,an iPhone and passport.

The victim then kicked the two men and ran for help. On December 29,the police arrested Rajpati Baburam Nishat (22),a resident of Nallasopara,for his alleged role in the case. According to the police,Nishat accompanied the auto driver who was carrying the victim.

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