The district police on Friday arrested two youths for allegedly raping a 21-year-old girl, a student of an engineering college on the outskirts of the city, while another was held on charges of sending lewd messages to her.
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“On October 19, when the girl was retuning to her hostel, one of the two accused, who too is an engineering student, requested her to help him with a project,” said a police officer from Lonikand police station.
The girl asked him to get the project-related files. The accused went to his room and called the girl to say he could not find the files.
An unsuspecting victim then went to his room, where she was raped by the accused, the official said. However, she did not tell anybody about the rape.
“On the second day, she received a message from an unknown sender who said he knows what happened on the previous night and offered to help her saying he has a good clout and called her to his room,” said the officer.
The girl went to meet this person, who also raped her and warned her of dire consequences if she spoke to anyone about the incident.
The victim then started getting lewd messages from a couple of unknown numbers, which finally prompted her to open up to her sister and roommates, said police.
Police registered a case under section 376 (rape) and 354 (molestation) against two accused who were arrested. Another man was arrested for sending lewd messages to the victim.
The names of the accused have not been disclosed.
Police were tracing other two unknown callers who had sent messages to her and called her, the officer added.