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Marol rape: two accused confess

A day after four men were arrested by the MIDC police on charges of raping a 14-year-old girl in Marol...

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
July 27, 2009 5:44:21 am

A day after four men were arrested by the MIDC police on charges of raping a 14-year-old girl in Marol,the police on Sunday said that two of the accused— Ganesh Ghatkal (28) and Ganesh Kale (26)— have admitted to the crime.

“Even as we await results of the medical tests scheduled to arrive by Tuesday,a witness has come forward with a version that corroborates that of the victim’s. The watchman of the BMC garden,where the accused allegedly raped the girl,has stated that he was threatened to leave the cabin or face dire consequences. He fled the spot fearing harm,” said senior police inspector P Suryavanshi of the MIDC police.

The officials have also seized the Tata Indica car which was allegedly used to abduct the victim.

The incident occurred on the night of July 19 when the four accused— Ganesh Ghatkal,Ganesh Kale,Narendra Salunkhe (28) and Umesh Borade (26)— had reportedly gagged the victim and her 16-year-old sister and forced them into the car on Maroshi Road in Marol. 

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They then took them to Lok Bharati Garden where the elder sister managed to flee.

However,the younger sister was forcefully taken to the watchman’s cabin inside the garden and raped by two men while the other two guarded the gate.

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