Turbhe rape: Accused charged with murder

The father of a 10-year-old girl,who died at a Navi Mumbai hospital Tuesday,claimed that the four minors accused of raping her had also attempted to kill her.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 27, 2013 2:24 am

The father of a 10-year-old girl,who died at a Navi Mumbai hospital Tuesday,claimed that the four minors accused of raping her had also attempted to kill her. Police,meanwhile,added the charge of murder against the accused after the post mortem.

According to police,the four teenagers allegedly lured the girl from her home to a hill nearby on June 16,promising to pay her Rs 10,and raped her. The victim later told a friend about the incident. The father said Wednesday,the friend told him that the boys trying to kill her Wednesday.

“Nothing like that has come to our notice so far,” said Suresh Bhosale,senior inspector,Turbhe police station. Police,however,are also investigating the claim.

“The doctors have reserved their opinion on the cause of death. The victim’s viscera has been sent to Kalina Forensic Sciences Laboratory for analysis,” he said.

The victim was initially admitted to Navi Mumbai Municipal Hospital on June 20 after she slipped at home and later contracted fever.

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