Married woman gangraped, attacked with acid in Thane; three held

"While four of the six accused pinned the victim down, two others took turns to rape her. They committed the act in front her minor children. Before leaving the place, the accused also threw acid at her, in which she suffered burn injuries," the police officer said.

By: PTI | Thane | Updated: July 24, 2017 11:53 pm
UP gangrape, gangrape victim, rape case, UP crime, crime against women  After the incident, the accused allegedly threw acid at the woman before leaving the place, police said. Three of the accused were arrested late last night, police said. (Representational Image)

A 32-year-old married woman was allegedly raped by two men at her residence in Kalwa township here, police said on Monday. The incident took place late last evening and four accomplices of the accused helped them in committing the crime, they said.

After the incident, the accused allegedly threw acid at the woman before leaving the place, police said. Three of the accused were arrested late last night, police said.

According to police, the arrested accused were identified as Gopal Shankar (28), Shanku Hussain (23) and Rangappa Batkai (25). Three others- Shirsappa, Venkatesh Patel and Ashpar Ramul- were still at large. The victim stays with her husband and three children. Yesterday, her husband was out of the town for some work when the accused stormed into their house, a police officer said.

“While four of the six accused pinned the victim down, two others took turns to rape her. They committed the act in front her minor children. Before leaving the place, the accused also threw acid at her, in which she suffered burn injuries,” the officer said. The victim was currently undergoing treatment at a hospital, he said.

Police suspect that there could could have been enmity between the accused and the victim’s husband.

The six accused have been booked under IPC sections 376(d) (gangrape), 326(a) (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and and 506 (criminal intimidation).

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    khan
    Jul 26, 2017 at 11:44 am
    For such crimes capital punishment is must.
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      Amir
      Jul 26, 2017 at 12:28 pm
      Agree
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      Logic Induction
      Jul 26, 2017 at 12:01 am
      Rape is the new tool of aggression in India !
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        Sachin
        Jul 25, 2017 at 12:27 am
        Put them behind bars for at least 20 years
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          deepak sankhla
          Jul 24, 2017 at 11:52 pm
          Hang these barbarians!
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