The Dindoshi police on Monday arrested the three minors,allegedly involved in the gangrape of a 16-year-old girl on November 1. Earlier,police had arrested the three other suspects.
According to Dindoshi police,the three held Monday are between 16 to 17 years of age. They were arrested from Saki Naka,where they had gone to borrow money from a friend,so that they could flee the city. The three had been hiding in the forest area of Kurar since November 5,police said.
On November 6,the police arrested the other three suspects Wasim Hafeez Sayyed (23),Surya Selvan Pillai (19) and Kalwa Badolal Vishwakarma (19) from Diva in Thane district. While the three and one of the minors allegedly took turns to rape the girl,the other two minors called the girl near Dindoshi bridge and left her there with the four.
The girls boyfriend had called her up to convince her to withdraw the complaint and marry him. We were anticipating such a move, said an officer with the Dindoshi police.
Police said after they arrested the three men on November 6,they were tracing the call records of the three minors.
We were confident that they would come out of the forest once they felt the need of money. We also knew that they would call the girl to confront her about approaching the police. On November 8,we traced the boys to Virar. However,when we reached there,they had been alerted and had fled the spot, said an officer.
One of the suspects has been the girls boyfriend for the past one year. The boy had called the victim to ask for help. However,the girl refused. The boys went to a friend in Sakinaka to borrow Rs 5,000 to flee to Andhra Pradesh, said another officer.
Police laid a trap in Sakinaka and arrested the three minors.