Another woman claims she too was raped by Mumbai photojournalist gangrape accused

The woman alleged she was raped by some of the culprits in the gang at Shakti Mills.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published:September 3, 2013 12:02 pm

Another case of sexual assault by the five accused in the Mumbai photojournalist gangrape case has come to light with a woman alleging that she was raped by some of the culprits in the gang at the defunct Shakti Mills compound in Mumbai.

‘Mumbai gangrape suspects raped two others in same area in past six months’

According to a police official,the woman claimed to have been criminally assaulted in July,2013,by some of the men arrested in the photojournalist case.

Mumbai Gangrape: The Accused

She too was brutalised at the deserted mill compound and has identified some of the assaulters,the official said.

Mumbai gangrape accused Qasim Sheikh was a police informer

The victim had approached Bhandup Police Station with the complaint. Accordingly an FIR was registered and the case was transferred to the N M Joshi Marg police station in Lower Parel,the official said.

Mumbai photojournalist gangrape: Those 3 hours

During interrogation,the Mumbai gangrape accused had told the police that they made several women their victims in last six months including the young scribe,a ragpicker and a commercial sex worker.

On August 22,the 23-year-old photojournalist was gangraped by five persons at the desolate mill,when she was on an assignment with a male colleague.

All the five accused – Salim Ansari,Vijay Jadhav,Mohammed Kasim,Hafiz Shaikh alias Kasim Bengali and Siraj Rehman Khan and a minor – were arrested and are currently in police custody.

They were booked under IPC sections 376(D) (rape),342 (wrongful confinement),506(2) (criminal intimidation),377 (Unnatural offence) ,201 (Causing disappearance of evidence of offence),120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (common intention to commit an offence).

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